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Apple employee death: Fresh FIR likely in Lucknow shooting

Police to consider plea by victim’s relatives.

A fresh FIR will be registered in the murder of Apple sales manager Vivek Tiwari after questions were raised over the initial FIR, the Uttar Pradesh police indicated on Sunday.

Additional Director-General of Police, Lucknow, Rajiv Krishnan said that while the first FIR was filed on the complaint of Sana Khan, who was with Tiwari in the car, a second FIR would be filed on the application of the victim’s family.

While the police arrested the constables, Prashant Chaudhary and Sandeep Kumar, on murder charges, questions were being raised over the FIR as it did not include their names.

Congress State president Raj Babbar, who met the family of the victim, said the police under the Yogi Adityanath government “weakened” the FIR and hid facts from the family.

Samajawadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath resign over the incident. “What else can you expect? Fake encounters… The government should resign. The CM should resign. The BJP government is responsible for the incident,” Mr. Yadav said.

In damage control mode, BJP leaders, including Ministers Brijesh Pathak, Ashutosh Tandon and Keshav Prasad Maurya, visited the victim’s family.