Three cops suspended in Mathura traders' murder case

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 17 May 2017 11:16 AM GMT

Three cops suspended in Mathura traders murder case
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Mathura: The Uttar Pradesh government, on Wednesday, suspended three policemen, including a station house officer, for laxity in the twin murder case of bullion traders in Mathura.

It could be recalled that the killings had triggered protests in Mathura and neighbouring areas on Tuesday last, forcing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to dispatch Power Minister Shrikant Sharma and the DGP Sulkhan Singh to personally visit Mathura and monitor the probe.

Sharma, who is a BJP legislator from Mathura, met the bereaved family members on Wednesday and the DGP held meetings with local police officers.

Singh asked them to nab the culprits at the earliest.

CCTV footage was being checked to identify the criminals. "Two men have been identified," an official involved in the probe stated.

It is worth mentioning that two bullion traders were killed on Monday night in their shop and the assailants had decamped with gold worth more than Rs 4 crore.

Opposition parties have been up in arms against the state government and had raised the matter in the ongoing assembly session.

The furore forced Adityanath to give a statement in the House assuring everyone that his government was committed to establishing law and order in the state. He said the criminals would soon nabbed.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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