Anurag Tewari’s family claim that the IAS officer could have been saved if the police had not neglected the call.

Ktaka IAS officer death Passer-by called UP cops about Anurags body no one cared
news IAS officer death Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:33

The mystery surrounding the death of former Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Commissioner of Karnataka, Anurag Tewari, has taken a new turn.

According to an investigating officer in the Uttar Pradesh police, a person, who was returning home from work after a night shift, had informed the police control room at 5.23 am that Anurag was lying on the roadside near the Meerabai Guesthouse.

The person had informed police officers at the control room after he dialled 100.

Earlier, the UP Police, had told media persons that the first information they had received about Anurag’s body lying on the road was at 6.10 am.

The investigating officer said that the three police officers, who were on call when the information came in were suspended pending investigation on Monday.

The Uttar Pradesh Police told media persons that they would investigate the issue and take action if any there was any laxity on behalf of the officers.

The police, however, did not mention the names of the police officers, or the person who had spotted Anurag’s body first.

“My brother could have been saved if the police had not neglected the call and taken him to the hospital immediately,” said Mayank Tewari, Anurag’s brother.

Anurag, who was taken to the Lucknow District Hospital, was declared brought dead by the doctors.

Anurag Tewari was found dead in Lucknow in the wee hours of on May 17. He was put up with his batchmate and the Vice Chairman of Lucknow Development Authority, PN Singh at the guesthouse, the night before he was found dead.

According to an investigator in the case, PN Singh’s interrogation revealed that Anurag wanted to change his cadre from Karnataka to Uttar Pradesh as he was extremely unhappy with his job. Anurag had met Singh to ask for his help in this regard.

Anurag’s family members also alleged that he was murdered as he had uncovered major discrepancies in his department.

The Karnataka BJP leaders have also alleged that there was a Rs 2,000 crore scam which Tewari had uncovered.

Tiwari’s postmortem report has been inconclusive and the doctors have preserved his viscera and heart for further forensic examination to ascertain the cause of death.

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