The mother of Vicky Tyagi who was dramatically shot dead inside a court in Uttar Pradesh on Monday has accused two police officers of being involved in the assassination plot, police said on Tuesday.
Tyagi, a known gangster from western UP, was shot multiple times by a juvenile dressed as a lawyer inside a courtroom at Muzaffarnagar, over 500 km from capital Lucknow.
Suprabha Tyagi, Vicky's mother, filed an FIR against 11 persons including Anuj Chaudhari, the circle officer (CO) of the special task force and Sachin Malik, the station house officer (SHO) of Titawi for their alleged involvement in the murder of her son.
She alleged that the CO and SHO had threatened Vicky of “serious consequences” when he was taken on remand on February 11.
Besides the two police officers, she also named an advocate Ranjanveer Singh and the juvenile killer, who surrendered immediately after the incident, police added.
Talking to media persons at the mortuary, Suprabha alleged that her son was apprehensive of an attempt on his life in police custody. She claimed that before the last court hearing he had told her of a possible conspiracy to kill him while in police custody.
A Muzaffarnagar court on Tuesday remanded the juvenile killer – also charged in another murder case -- to judicial custody for 14 days.
Vicky was lodged at the Muzaffarnagar jail, pending trial for multiple cases of murder, robbery and extortion.
Daylight murders are common in Uttar Pradesh where several criminal gangs are active. Many of them allegedly enjoy political patronage.