UP: Three policemen suspended for negligence in twin murder case

Yogi Adityanath
Photo of UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Lucknow: According to the information given by the official, the Uttar Pradesh government today suspended three cops for showing carelessness in the twin murder case of billion traders in Mathura.

The killings triggered protests in Mathura and neighboring areas on Tuesday, forcing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to dispatch Power Minister Shrikant Sharma and the DGP Sulkhan Singh to personally visit Mathura and monitor the probe.

Sharma, who is a BJP legislator from Mathura, met the bereaved family members on Wednesday and the DGP held meetings with local police officers.

Singh asked them to nab the culprits at the earliest.

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CCTV footage was being checked to identify the criminals. An official privy to the probe said two men have been identified.

The two bullion traders were killed on Monday night in their shop and the assailants had decamped with gold worth more than Rs 4 crore.

Opposition parties have been up in arms against the state government and had raised the matter in the ongoing assembly session.

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The furor forced Adityanath to give a statement in the House assuring everyone that his government was committed to establishing law and order in the state. He said the criminals would soon nab.