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