Mathura: Rakesh Gupta (C), one of accused of Jawahar Bagh Clash taken out from district hospital after checkup in Mathura on Saturday. (Source: PTI)
A double-barrel gun recovered from Jawahar Bagh in Mathura after violence on June 2 was found to be that of encroachers’s leader Ram Vriksh Yadav’s close aide Rakesh Babu Gupta who was arrested from Badaun on Friday. The police have sent the gun for forensic test to verify if it was used for firing during the attack on police team.
The Mathura police, investigating the case, came to know about the weapon owned by Gupta after receiving report from Badaun district administration Saturday. The police matched details of the gun recovered from the spot and found it to be the one issued in the name of Rakesh Gupta from Badaun.
Gupta, who was interrogated by Mathura police Saturday, denied having fired from the licenced gun during the violence.
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Additional SP, City, Alok Priyadarshi said, they are searching for Gupta’s licensed revolver too, which is yet to be recovered.
The ASP said the report received from Badaun stated that two arms licenses were issued to Gupta in 2007 when he used to live at Dataganj locality in that district. The report also carried details of the firearms. Gupta along with his family had shifted to a new house in Civil Lines area in Badaun four years ago.
As per the ASP, the report stated that both the licenses issued to Gupta…