The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has sought CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe in the alleged mysterious death of the IPS officer Rajesh Sahani. Rajesh Sahani was deployed in Uttar Pradesh as the ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad) officer and was in Lucknow ATS office when he was found dead. Adityanath called for a high level meeting, on Wednesday, with the Principal Secretary (Home) along with the Director General of Police (DGP) of UP. As per media reports, the meeting was called to seek probe in the death mystery of the IPS-cum-ATS officer. The decision was finally made to seek CBI probe in the matter. The Adityanath administration has also sent their recommendation of CBI probe in the death matter of Sahani to the central government.
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As per Additional Director General (Law and Order) of UP, Anand Kumar’s statement to media, Rajesh Sahani committed suicide with his official weapon in the temple of the Lucknow ATS office. When media asked him about the possible reason for his suicide, he answered that it is “ascertained”. “Rajesh Sahani, Additional Superintendent of Police, ATS, committed suicide by shooting himself on the temple at 12:45hrs in his office with an official weapon,” said Anand Kumar, reported ANI. He added, “the reason for suicide is being ascertained,”
As per a report by Times of India, Sahani was on leave and had returned to Gomtinagar ATS office on Tuesday and sought his official revolver from his gunner Manoj from his vehicle. He later shot him, allegedly, by the same official revolver at the point-blank range. No suicide note was found from the spot and the investigation by the police in the matter is still on, while it is now recommended for a CBI probe by the Uttar Pradesh administration. Sahani was recruited in 1997 and was from the 1992 batch of Provincial Police Services (PPS). He hailed from Bihar’s capital, Patna and was deployed at Lucknow as the Additional Superintendent of Police (ATS) in Lucknow from almost last 4 years.
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The further investigation will only reveal the real cause of the death of the senior police officer.