Rahul, son of Satya Shukla, the man who died in police custody accuses the police of harassing his family for loot money

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Amethi: Rahul, son of Satya Praksh Shukla who allegedly died in police custody on Tuesday, has claimed that the cops demanded Rs 13 lakh from him and vandalised his residence.

The Amethi cops had raided Shukla’s residence in Pratapgarh within the wee hours of Tuesday, accusing him of being the mastermind behind the Rs 26 lakh loot from UCO financial institution supervisor that had taken place on October 5. The financial institution is located in the home owned by Shukla in Peerpur, Amethi.

“The cops brought us to the police station and were pressurizing us to give them Rs 13 lakh, which is half of the amount looted. They asked us to give the money or else they would kill my father, me and my brother Sahil. They broke the door of our house and beat up my father in the police station. They forcibly gave him poison and when his condition began to deteriorate, they informed other family members,” the eldest son Rahul instructed reporters on Wednesday.

In the meantime, Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the state police over the custodial dying.

She tweeted: “UP police is patronising criminals and troubling citizens. The family of Satya Prakash has said that their father was tortured. A similar incident had taken place in Hapur but the BJP government continues to turn a blind eye to such incidents.”

Priyanka was apparently referring to an identical case of custodial dying in Hapur that befell earlier this month the place Pradeep Tomar, a safety guard, died allegedly after being tortured by cops at a police station in Hapur’s Pilkhuwa space. His 10-year-old son, who accompanied him to the outpost, had claimed that he was detained and brutally tortured throughout interrogation. Seven policemen, together with a deputy superintendent of police, have been charged with homicide within the horrific custodial torture dying.

In the meantime, the autopsy report of Satya Prakash Shukla was carried out by a panel of three docs, specifically, Dr. C. L. Rastogi, Dr. Vishnu Prasad and Dr. Rajesh Misra, and the whole proceedings had been videographed.

Chief medical superintendent Dr. V. B. Singh instructed reporters on Wednesday that the put up mortem report had confirmed poison within the abdomen.

Amethi Superintendent of Police Khyati Garg has already denied the allegation of custodial dying and mentioned that Shukla and his sons had been known as to the police station and a short time later he complained of uneasiness after which he was taken to the hospital.

Amethi District Justice of the Peace Prashant Sharma has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and a case has been registered in opposition to unnamed police personnel.

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