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UP businessman murder case: SIT focuses on big guns named for ‘extortion’

The special investigation team (SIT) probing the murder of Uttar Pradesh businessman Indrakant Tripathi may bring the people named in a video and five audio clips that have surfaced in the past four days into the ambit of their investigations, said officials aware of the development.
The SIT reached Mahoba on Wednesday morning and took the video and the five audio clips into their possession. Names of a former district magistrate (DM), a SP, a former lawmaker and a hardcore criminal, figure prominently in the tapes.
The probe team went through the clips and wrote down the names, mentioned in the clips, relevant to the investigation, officials quoted above said.
Inspector general of police (IGP), Varanasi range, Vijay Singh Meena is heading the SIT, which has deputy inspector general (PAC) Shalabh Mathur and SP Ashok Tripathi as its members. The team would remain in Mahoba for three days.
It will investigate Tripathi’s murder and corruption allegations against former Mahoba district police chief Manilal Patidar and other police officers. The team has seven days to submit its report.
SIT members visited the site at Naya Daura highway, where Tripathi was found, and took several pictures of a vehicle apart from speaking to the villagers for more than an hour.
The team first went to the Kabrai police station to collect documents related to corruption and the murder case.


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