Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 7:40 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Inspector arrested for BSP leader's murder

Lucknow, July 20, 2013 (IANS):
Police men move past burning motorcycles which torched by violent mob on Friday after BSP MLA Sarvesh Singh Seepu was shot dead with guard. PTI Photo

An inspector of Uttar Pradesh Police was arrested Friday night for his alleged role in the murder of a BSP leader.

Inspector Vijay Singh was arrested after the family of former BSP legislator Sarvesh Singh, who was shot dead July 19 in Azamgarh, accused him of conspiring with criminals to kill the leader.

Acting on a complaint lodged by Santosh Singh, elder brother of the late leader, top police brass ordered the arrest of Vijay Singh. The family of the slain leader has named eight other people in the first information report (FIR).


Violence and arson had erupted in Azamgarh, 270 km from state capital Lucknow, after Sarvesh Singh's murder. In the subsequent police firing, two people were killed and over three dozen injured.

Three men on a motorcycle fired at Sarvesh Singh and his guard Bharat Rai a few metres away from a police station. His supporters had accused a police inspector of summoning him to the police station.

Sarvesh Singh had contested the 2007 state assembly polls on a Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket. He later joined the BSP and unsuccessfully contested the assembly polls last year from Sadar seat. He lost to SP's Durga Prasad.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523