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Slain man’s wife alleges foul play

The widow of Ravinder Tyagi, who was shot dead by police on Thursday, has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident, alleging that the encounter was fake, reports Peeyush Khandelwal.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2009 00:11 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

The widow of Ravinder Tyagi, who was shot dead by police on Thursday, has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident, alleging that the encounter was fake.

Deepa Tyagi, an ayurvedic doctor, has alleged that the killing was planned at the behest of a senior Uttar Pradesh politician, who was apparently her husband’s political rival.

“My husband was set to contest the next Assembly polls. In 2001, my husband contested and won the block elections against a candidate considered close to the minister. Since then, he had been threatening our family and had ordered slapping of numerous cases against us," alleged Deepa, who runs a clinic in Modinagar.

Tyagi, who had 36 cases registered against him, was gunned down by Special Operations Group (SOG) men at Mohan Nagar on Thursday. Three SOG men, including a sub-inspector, were critically injured.

"Their condition is stable and are responding to treatment," SSP Akhil Kumar said.

Deepa made the allegations while addressing the media at Hindon cremation ground on Friday. She said a CBI probe would clear all facts.

Deepa claimed an accomplice, who the police said had run away during the shootout, was Tyagi's friend Bittu Sardar who lived in Rajouri Garden.

On Thursday morning, Tyagi was with Sardar who runs a showroom in Chandni Chowk, said Tyagi's brother Kavinder, adding: "I last talked to him around 10 am when he told me to withdraw money from a Delhi bank. In the afternoon, we heard the news of his encounter."