Shahjahanpur Lawyer Murder Case: On October 18, a lawyer was shot dead inside the court premises in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The name of the deceased lawyer was Bhupendra Singh, who was shot in the court located in the Sadar Bazar area of the police station of the city. Bhupendra Singh of Jalalabad was 60 years old.
The person who shot him is 88 years old and he is also a lawyer. My name is Suresh Gupta. The lawyer accused of murder has been arrested. A case has been registered against him under sections 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.
Shahjahanpur Lawyer Murder Case
04 घंटे के अंदर अधिवक्ता भूपेंद्र की हत्या का सफल अनावरण,
कचहरी परिसर में अधिवक्ता की हत्या करने वाला सुरेश गुप्ता गिरफ्तार, पेशे से अधिवक्ता है अभियुक्त, मुकदमे बाजी की रंजिश के चलते की गई थी हत्या, गिरफ्तार अधिवक्ता सुरेश गुप्ता द्वारा हत्या कारित करना स्वीकार किया गया है। pic.twitter.com/q3w5FzXn16
— SHAHJAHANPUR POLICE (@shahjahanpurpol) October 18, 2021
A video of accused Suresh Gupta has also surfaced. In this he is saying –
He (Bhupendra) had filed 24 fake cases against me. From theft to murder. If any case was closed, he used to put his revision that the previous judgment was wrong. So those cases would get restored. I was unable to eat. Couldn’t sleep at night. We were upset because of this. Now either we would have committed suicide or we would have killed him.
Accused Suresh Gupta further told that the police security was less on the day of the incident, so he reached the court premises with a pistol in his pocket. He further said,
He (Bhupendra) had been a tenant in my house. The house was vacated in the year 2000. Even then, with the intervention of the police, the house was vacated or else they were trying to occupy it. When the house was vacated, they started complaining about us. I have received 153 complaints.
Suresh Gupta told that he is retired from the bank, is a pensioner. Is there any remorse for being shot? On this question the accused said –
There was a compulsion in front of me. die or kill yourself.
Significantly, after the initial investigation of the murder, the police had also mentioned Suresh Gupta while giving information to the media. Shahjahanpur SP S Anand had said that Suresh Kumar Gupta became a lawyer in 2019-20 itself.
He had told that some cases of Suresh Gupta and the deceased lawyer were going on regarding the tenancy of the house. In the same connection, Suresh had come to meet Bhupendra. Now Suresh himself has confirmed what was going on between him and the deceased lawyer.
This incident has also raised a big question on the safety of other lawyers and judges. To go inside the court premises, all the people have to go through a tight security arrangement at the gate. Despite this, how did Suresh Gupta reach inside with a pistol, this is a big question.
The deceased lawyer Bhupendra Singh was a resident of Jalalabad district. After his murder, there is a lot of anger along with fear among fellow lawyers. After the incident on Monday, he said that action should also be taken against the security personnel at the gate.