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UP journalist dies day after flagging menace from liquor mafia; Akhilesh Yadav calls for probe-India News , Firstpost

Sulabh Srivastava, 42, died after his bike rammed a pole close to a brick kiln in Sukhpal Nagar underneath the Kotwali police station space on Sunday, police mentioned

File picture of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. PTI

Pratapgarh: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday demanded a high-level inquiry into the demise of a journalist, who had lately reported on the liquor mafia, apparently in a street accident right here.

The 42-year-old information channel reporter, Sulabh Srivastava, died as his bike rammed a pole close to a brick kiln in Sukhpal Nagar underneath the Kotwali police station space on Sunday, police mentioned.

“The mysterious death of a TV reporter in an alleged accident is extremely sad. The BJP government, in this case, should constitute a high-level probe, and tell the family members and the public that despite the apprehension of murder by the liquor mafia expressed by the reporter, why he was not provided security,” SP chief Akhilesh Yadav mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

Srivastava had lately run a information story towards the liquor mafia within the area. Then on 12 June, he wrote to the Prayagraj extra director basic of police to hunt safety.

Additional Superintendent of Police Surendra Dwivedi mentioned Srivastava died in a crash whereas getting back from Asrahi village underneath the Lalganj police station space after reporting on an unlawful arms manufacturing unit uncovered there.

Following the crash, a severely injured Srivastava was taken to the district hospital, the place medical doctors declared him useless, he mentioned.

The officer mentioned police have been probing numerous angles and the physique of the deceased was despatched for a autopsy examination.

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