Ap­ple ex­ec­u­tive fails to stop car, shot dead by cops in UP

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An Ap­ple ex­ec­u­tive was shot dead early on Satur­day by a po­lice­man in Luc­know when he al­legedly re­fused to stop his car for check­ing, po­lice said.

Two con­sta­bles were ar­rested on the ba­sis of an FIR lodged by Ap­ple ex­ec­u­tive Vivek Ti­wari’s col­league Sana Khan, who was trav­el­ling with him.

The in­ci­dent took place in Luc­know's posh Gomti Na­gar neigh­bour­hood.

Union Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh asked Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath to take “ef­fec­tive” ac­tion based on law in the case.

Hours af­ter the 1.30 a.m. shoot­ing, Ut­tar Pradesh Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice O P Singh called it a crim­i­nal act and said the two con­sta­bles will be dis­missed from ser­vice. The po­lice have set up a spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team (SIT). In Go­rakh­pur, Adityanath said if needed the Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) will be asked to probe.

Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Kalanidhi Naithani said the two po­lice­men on pa­trol duty had asked Ti­wari to stop the SUV, which had hit their mo­tor­cy­cle and in­jured them.

Con­sta­ble Prashant Chaud­hary no­ticed “sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity” and opened fire when the man al­legedly tried to speed away. A bul­let pierced the wind­screen as the car rammed into a pil­lar, po­lice said.

Sana Khan told re­porters that the con­sta­bles came from the front on their mo­tor­cy­cle, and tried to force Ti­wari to stop.

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