Immolation bid: Two-member panel of DG, ADG to visit Delhi, Kashi | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: The two-member panel headed by a Director General of Police rank officer set up by the state government to probe all the FIRs lodged by the woman and her companion who had set themselves ablaze at the Supreme Court gate and BSP MP Atul Rai will visit New Delhi on Friday.
The panel comprising DG, UP Police Recruitment & Promotion Board (UPPRPB) R K Vishwakarma and Additional Director General of Women Power Line 1090 Neera Rawat will visit Tilak Nagar police station where a case for attempting self-immolation was registered against the duo and then are also expected to visit the victims admitted in RML hospital.
After visiting New Delhi, the panel will go to Varanasi to check all the eight FIRs, case dairies and the entire probe done by local police.
All the accused officers named by the woman, including the then circle officer of Bhelupur, the suspended inspector and sub-inspector, would be questioned by the panel.
Sources said that eight FIRs were registered on the complaints of the woman and BSP MP Atul Rai from 2015 to 2020.
Home department officials said four FIRs were registered by the woman accusing MP Atul Rai and four FIRs were against her by Rai. These FIRs had been registered at Lanka, Cantonment and Shivpur police stations.
Besides, notices have been sent to DIG Amit Pathak and former IG Amitabh Thakur for their personal appearance before the panel in connection with the case.
The incident had hogged limelight when the woman and her companion had livestreamed a video message on social media before self-immolation on August 16, accusing BSP MP Atul Rai, then Varanasi SSP Amit Pathak, former IG Amitabh Thakur and other police and judicial officers of harassing them.
The National Commission for Women had also taken cognizance of the incident.
Thereafter, SSP Ghaziabad Amit Pathak was attached to DGP Headquarters in Lucknow, and two cops in Varanasi were suspended for laxity in the probe.
The state government had set up the two-member panel headed by DG on Wednesday for a threadbare probe.

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