For the murder of a 19-year-old lady who worked as a receptionist at a resort he owned near Rishikesh in the Pauri region of Uttarakhand, Pulkit Arya, a senior BJP politician, has been detained. He and her family had reported missing her on Monday, but police claimed it eventually came out that he and two staff members had killed her. They two have also been detained.
Due to the fact that Pulkit Arya was not cooperating with the investigation, the woman’s relatives had already begun to suspect his involvement.
According to news agency ANI, the body was pulled from a canal, and her family members were contacted to help with identification. Due to accusations of passivity and the fact that the accused’s father is a member of the state’s ruling BJP party and RSS”. , police are looking into the reason.
Fingers were pointed at Pulkit Arya by the police when the news broke yesterday and quickly spread on social media. Vinod Arya, Pulkit’s father, is a state minister without a position in the cabinet. Vinod Arya previously held the position of minister while continuing to lead the Uttarakhand Mati Kala Board, a government agency dedicated to promoting pottery. Ankit Arya, the brother of Pulkit, is also a BJP politician.
Ashok Kumar, the state police head, attempted to clarify: “This resort, Vanantra, is situated in an area that is not normally patrolled by the police. We have a mechanism where patwaris, who work for land revenue, lodge FIRs in certain regions. He did submit a “missing person” FIR, which the resort owner initiated.” The resort is roughly 10 kilometers from Rishikesh’s center.
“We were given the case by the District Magistrate yesterday and resolved it in less than 24 hours. It was revealed that the resort’s owner and two other people were the defendants. Additional research is being done, “added the police chief.
Police have not confirmed the accusations that the teenager was coerced into prostitution.
Following Pushkar Singh Dhami’s orders, the local government demolished the resort throughout the night. According to news agency ANI, the Chief Minister has requested district magistrates to look into all of the state’s resorts.
When the individuals were apprehended today, angry neighborhood protesters surrounded the police car and attacked the officers before they could remove the detainees.
Police were sluggish, according to the opposition Congress, “because of his ties to the RSS-BJP.” “It’s terrible. Garima Mehra Dasauni, a spokeswoman for the state Congress, questioned why the police took so long to file an FIR after the girl vanished on September 18. “Until when will this blatant abuse of authority by BJP and RSS leaders continue?”
No matter who was implicated, chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami threatened “the strongest penalty.” “This is a tragic event and a terrible crime. The police have handled the entire arrest process. The most severe measures will be used. Whoever the offender is will not escape punishment, “He informed the press.
Along with Pulkit Arya, other people detained include resort manager Saurabh Bhaskar and deputy manager, Ankit Gupta. They first attempted to deceive the authorities, but after being harshly questioned, they admitted to the crime, said a Pauri police officer.