Businessman Accuses Top UP Official Of Corruption, Gets Detained By Cops

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Lucknow:  The Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a man who accused a senior bureaucrat in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office of corruption and filed a complaint with Governor Ram Naik.

Abhishek Gupta, a Lucknow-based businessman, had written an email to Mr Naik on April 18, alleging that the senior IAS officer SP Goyal, the Principal Secretary to Mr Adityanath, was asking for a Rs 25 lakh-bribe to clear formalities for setting up a petrol pump in the Hardoi district. This complaint was forwarded by the Governor to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 30. However, a leaked photo of the letter went viral yesterday.

Overnight, an FIR was filed against Mr Gupta by the in-charge of the BJP State Headquarters in Lucknow. In the FIR, it has been alleged that he used names of senior BJP functionaries to try and influence officials of the Chief Minister’s office to get personal work done.

Mr Gupta was picked up by police officers this morning from his Lucknow…

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