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UP government likely to order CBI inquiry in Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s death

Lucknow | The Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh government is likely to recommend a CBI inquiry in the case related to the mysterious death of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya exactly 50 years after his death.

Upadhyay, an RSS thinker and founding member of the Bhartiya Jan Sangh was found dead on September 25, 1968, under mysterious circumstances near the railway tracks of Mugulsarai railway station. According to reports,  Rakesh Gupta, a BJP worker from Ambedkar Nagar in 2017 had written to the home ministry last year, seeking an investigation into the mysterious death of Upadhyaya. Gupta stated that there could be a “larger conspiracy” behind the death. Responding to the letter the central government had asked for a report on the issue from the UP government. The Yogi government latter asked SP (Railways) of Allahabad to investigate the matter.

The Supridentent of Police in his submitted report stated that all the documents related to the Upadhyaya’s death were missing, including the FIR report and the case diary. The SP added that the register of the police station stated that three people were arrested in the case while one of them was convicted and given a four-year jail term.

Himanshu Kumar SP (Railways) in his report submitted to Uttar Pradesh IG said, “The incident took place on February 11, 1968, and case no 67/1968 was registered against unknown persons. Later, three persons Ram Avadh, Lalta and Bharat Ram were arrested. In 1969, Bharat Ram was convicted under IPC sections 379/411 while the other two were acquitted.”



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