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13 Jul 2018

UP: Man kills self after 'harassment' by retired IAS officer

Man under pressure from retired IAS kills self

A former sugar mill manager Vijay Singh, 51, allegedly shot himself after being pressured by his brother-in-law and retired IAS officer Vinod Kumar Pawar to get demonetized currency notes worth Rs. 10cr exchanged in Badhev village in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar), police said.

ASP Shalok Kumar said Singh left a suicide note accusing Pawar of putting pressure on him to get the demonetised notes exchanged.

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Man under pressure from retired IAS kills self
Victim had exchanged demonetized notes worth Rs. 50L

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Victim had exchanged demonetized notes worth Rs. 50L

According to the suicide note, the victim had helped the accused exchange demonetized notes worth Rs. 50L earlier, the ASP said, adding that he also alleged that Pawar had forcibly captured a piece of land belonging to Singh's mother.

The pistol used in the suicide was seized and the note sent to handwriting experts for verification, the ASP said.

Investigation is underway, Kumar said.

About retired IAS officer Vinod Kumar Pawar

Pawar, a resident of Ghaziabad, was earlier posted as an Additional District Magistrate in Muzaffarnagar and as a District Magistrate in Bijnore.

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