Government trying to hide something in executive’s killing: Akhilesh

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of trying to fudge facts about the killing of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari by a police constable.

The former Chief Minister visited the victim’s family earlier on Monday and met them for about 35 minutes.

He later charged the police and the state government with hiding details and the circumstances under which the killing of the 38-year-old took place on Saturday. He accused the police of trying to confuse the line of investigation.

The Samajwadi Party leader asked the state government to announce a compensation of Rs 5 crore to the family.

Yadav blamed the state government’s policy of what he said were “staged police encounters” and said that rather than being repentant, many BJP Ministers in the state were coming across as indifferent and casual.

He alleged that the BJP government was trying to instil fear among the people.