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UP cops take the seized SUV; owner locks them inside for three hours | Lucknow News


LUCKNOW: Four city police officers who on Wednesday decided to travel in an SUV confiscated from Lakhimpur Kheri, where they were asked to register the statement of a murder accused, left the entire department ashamed after the vehicle owner closed it remotely. and the news of the trapped policemen. It went viral on social networks.

In a quick lifeguard, Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujeet Pandey withdrew SHO PK Singh from Gomtinagar, where the SUV was seized and brought on Tuesday afternoon, and sent to police lines after a preliminary investigation.

The sources said SHO Singh had not arrested his juniors, investigating the stabbing case of the Alaknanda Apartment last month in the Gomtinagar extension, of taking the SUV to Lakhimpur Kheri to record the key murder statement accused Arpan Shukla.

“The SHO has been eliminated by laxity. It has not yet been established if he granted permission to the police to use a seized vehicle. However, as responsible, he is responsible for all seized items brought to the police station, ”said Pandey.

The SUV belongs to Akhand Singh, a Gonda native who now lives in the city of Gosainganj. Akhand was reportedly caught in a financial dispute on Tuesday between his friend and another young man who had taken a loan from the friend to buy a car. As the young man had defaulted on a loan, Akhand’s friend had taken possession of the car. The discontented young man filed a swag case against Akhand and his friend, and also gave the police the Akhand SUV registration number.

A police team intercepted Akhand and confiscated his SUV in Gomtinagar on Tuesday. He was asked to pick up his vehicle on Wednesday. However, when Akhand checked his SUV with GPS using his smartphone on Wednesday, he found it in motion and turned off the ignition remotely, leaving the police locked inside, about 143 km away in Lakhimpur Kheri. Akhand activated the ignition after the sincere requests of SHO Singh, but on the condition that he would release the central lock only after his SUV returned to Lucknow.

Times of India