UP seeks CBI probe into Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s death

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is likely to order a CBI inquiry into the death of BJP ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, to bring out the truth after 50 years of the incident. It may be recalled Upadhyaya was found dead on the railway track near Mughalsarai railway station on February 11, 1968,

While his body was found lying on the rail track near Mughalsarai junction which was recently renamed after Upadhyaya, the truth behind his death is still a mystery as to no one knows if he was murdered or it was an accident which claimed his life.

The issue was reignited by Rakesh Gupta, a BJP worker from Ambedkar Nagar, who wrote a letter Union Home ministry in 2017 seeking a fresh probe into the death of Upadhyaya. He claimed in his letter that he apprehended a larger conspiracy behind the death.

Taking the cognizance of Gupta’s letter, the home ministry has now sought a detailed report on the incident from the Yogi government. The state government urged the railway ministry to provide inputs. Subsequently, the SP Railways, Allahabad, was asked to look into the matter and he submitted his report to the IG railways to be forwarded to the state government.

According to sources, the inquiry officer in his report mentioned that the documents, including the FIR and the case diary related to the incident, were found to be missing but the police station register reflected that three persons were held in the case and even one of them was convicted also.

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