The Uttar Pradesh government has sought a detailed account of the security being provided to the family of Akhil Gupta, a witness in the Asaram rape case, who was shot dead in Muzaffarnagar on January 11.
According to Arun Kumar, SHO, New Mandi police station, police has informed the senior officers regarding adequate security that has been provided to the family of the deceased witness Akhil Gupta here.
Gujarat police has also contacted Gupta’s family and asked them about the security being provided to them by UP police.
On January 16, a police team probing the killing of Akhil Gupta, had collected a copy of his statement recorded before a Gandhinagar court.
Gupta (35) had given the statement under section 164 of CrPC against Asaram who is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur. He was allegedly shot dead on January 11 by unidentified assailants on Jansath Road under New Mandi police station area here when he was returning home.
Meanwhile, police has not yet succeeded in tracing the accused in connection with Asaram witness killing case here. Three police teams, led by SP (City) Sarvan Kumar have been formed to apprehend the two assailants who killed Gupta.