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Apple executive shot dead by UP cops, Constable says he fired in self-defence

Sep 29, 2018 20:54 IST
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Vivek Tiwari, 30, an assistant sales manager with Apple India, died of gunshot injury after a police constable fired at his car because he was trying to drive away. Lucknow police officers initially appeared to back up the two police constables, saying the police had fired in self defence. But as Vivek Tiwari’s family contested the police version, senior police officers and the political executive stepped in. Yogi Adityanath, who was appointed chief minister after the BJP came to power sweeping the state in the assembly election in early 2017, had made controlling crime his top priority. In his many speeches, the chief minister has vowed to make life hell for criminals. There has been a sharp jump in the number of police encounters in the state.