UP SIT sleuths seek details from Tewari's colleagues

UP SIT sleuths seek details from Tewari's colleagues

Special Investigating Team (SIT) sleuths from Uttar Pradesh visited the city on Thursday and collected details about Anurag Tewari, the commissioner in the department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in Bengaluru, who was found dead under mys­terious circumstances near a state guest house in Lucknow's Hazr­atganj two weeks ago.

The sleuths spoke to Tewari’s colleagues and went through the register to collect details on his leaves. They also met DG&IGP R K Dutta and obtained information regarding threats to Tewari.

Anurag’s brother Mayank Tewari had accompanied the SIT sleuths. “My brother was an honest officer and never indulged in corruption,” he told reporters. “We would have made money and constructed many buildings if my brother was corrupt. He didn’t even buy a house for himself. I have written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Nardendra Modi seeking justice, but there is no response yet,” he said.

“My brother was murdered. He never went out for early morning walks. Something was recovered from his stomach which was not digestible. He was murdered between 2 am and 3 am (May 16). His mobile phone was locked, but messages were deleted. He had urinated in his trousers. There were stab injuries on his  neck. These things clearly establish that my brother was murdered,” Mayank said.

He told reporters that it wasn’t known if somebody took him away or he had gone out voluntarily.  “He (Anurag) had visited Uttar Pradesh only on a few occasions in the past  one decade. He did not have any rivals. He had hardly taken leave and was desperate for some break. His salary was not credited. His four months’ salary was credited only on May 24. He was mentally tortured,” Mayank alleged.

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