MANOJ GUPTA

  • Vegetable vendor sets his wife on fire over dowry demands. April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: City police on Sunday booked a man alongwith his parents for allegedly setting his 24yearold wife afire over dowry demands. A case has been registered against one Manoj Gupta, a vegetable vendor and his parents, who live in Goregaon, for allegedly setting his wife, Anju, afire after she failed...
  • BSP MLA, 9 others get life term in murder case May 6, 2011

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Shekhar Tiwari has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment along with nine others in a murder case by a Lucknow court on Friday. Tiwari has been found guilty of murdering Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department engineer Manoj Gupta in Auraiya district near Itawah. The MLA...
  • No birthday fund collection: Maya to partymen August 28, 2009

    Lucknow: In a surprise move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday told her partymen to stop collecting funds for her birthday celebrations with immediate effect. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) boss had made it a practice to observe her birthday January 15 with much fanfare for which huge...
  • PWD engineer murder, wife of accused surrenders March 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Vibha Tewari , wife of Shekhar Tewari, accused in the case, has surrendered at Auraiya court. Vibha is charged with destruction of evidence in the murder case. The engineer was killed because he refused to give money to Shekhar Tewari. Shekhar Tewari has been in jail in...
  • Rampaging MLAs bring Uttar Pradesh Assembly down February 10, 2009

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) legislators threw microphones and paper balls, waved black flags and shouted at the Governor in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday. The Budget session of the Assembly, which started on Tuesday morning, had to be adjourned as SP legislators protested against the murder of a Public Works...
  • Engineer death: Court won't stay arrest of BSP MLA's wife January 28, 2009

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday turned down a plea to stay the arrest of Vibha Tiwari, a coaccused with her arrested lawmaker husband Shekhar in lynching of an Uttar Pradesh engineer last November. Vibha Tiwari has been absconding ever since the police went on her trail for allegedly destroying...
  • Mayawati birthday gifts double, pans oppositions January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati celebrated her 53 rd birthday with a dig at the opposition. To get even with her detractors, the BSP supremo chose to address the press and partymen and spewed out anger about allegations levelled at her. After courting controversy when a party official allegedly...
  • Mayawati's birthday plan: no partying, just charity January 14, 2009

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has decided to "stay away" from a lavish birthday bash as she turns 53 on Thursday, but she will shower gifts on the downtrodden by announcing welfare schemes for them on the occasion. The BSP chief is believed to have abandoned the usually grand celebrations...
  • BSP MLA admits killing PWD engineer: UP Police January 2, 2009

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Shekhar Tiwari has reportedly confessed his involvement in the lynching of an Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department (PWD) engineer. Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brijlal on Friday said that Tiwari made the confession in police custody. "The MLA has confessed to his involvement in the...
  • Another UP engineer threatened, attacked over money December 30, 2008

    Lucknow: A government engineer in Uttar Pradesh has alleged that he was attacked by a contractor and his associates in Basti district and that they demanded money from him, police said on Tuesday, less than a week after another government engineer was killed over the same issue in the state. H...
  • Maya will let CBI probe officer murder, conditions apply December 27, 2008

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday put a rider to the demands of a CBI probe into engineer Manoj Guptas death, saying she would agree if the probe agency takes over the case relating to police recruitment during Samajwadi Party rule in the state. "If the UP government recommends a CBI...
  • No frills, Maya's birthday a quiet affair December 27, 2008

    New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh, the cake is literally crumbling for Chief Minister Mayawati. Known for her flashy birthday celebrations, the UP Chief Minister has finally decided to do away with the frills and fanfare this year. The BSP supremo wants to celebrate the day as 'Virodhi Party Dhikkar Diwas'. She...
  • Officer's kin reject Maya's money, BSP MLA arrested December 26, 2008

    Lucknow: While the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh went on an overdrive to steer clear of the controversy surrounding the lynching of an engineer for which a ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) lawmaker has been arrested, the victim's family Friday spurned the government's monetary compensation of Rs 5,00,000. In the wake...
  • PWD engineer murder: Maya govt on the defensive December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The UP government on Friday booked its MLA accused of lynching of an engineer under a stringent law, but the victim's family Friday its offer of compensation and Opposition parties refused to let the matter rest. ...
  • SP demands CBI probe into UP engineer's killing December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the rejection by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Samajwadi Party on Friday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the killing of an engineer allegedly by a Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA. The party also demanded a judicial probe into the "business of fund collection" by Mayawati. The...
  • Murdered engineer was harassed for money: suspect December 26, 2008

    New Delhi: A suspect in the murder of a UP government engineer has alleged that Manoj Kumar Gupta was beaten up for money to celebrate Chief Minister Mayawatis birthday. Gupta was asked to pay moneynot Rs 50 lakh but for Rs 50,000, said N K Tyagi, an engineer with the Public...
  • Maya rejects CBI probe into engineer's murder December 25, 2008

    Lucknow: Rejecting the demand for a CBI probe into the murder of a PWD engineer in Uttar Pradesh allegedly by a BSP MLA, Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday strongly condemned what she claimed to be a mischievous campaign" by the Opposition to defame her government by linking the killing to...
  • PWD engineer's body bore 32 torture marks December 25, 2008

    Lucknow: Marks of torture and electric shock have been found on the body of an Uttar Pradesh engineer who was allegedly lynched by a ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator for refusing to pay for Chief Minister Mayawati's birthday celebrations, according to the autopsy report, officials said on Thursday. Slain Public...
  • SP observes shutdown to protest engineer murder December 25, 2008

    Lucknow: Police fired in the air and cane charged opposition Samajwadi Party activists protesting the death of an Uttar Pradesh engineer who was allegedly lynched by a ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator for refusing to contribute money for Mayawati's birthday celebrations. The Acting State Unit President of the Samajwadi Party,...
  • Engineer murder: UP police defends itself, Maya December 24, 2008

    On Wednesday, Manoj Gupta, an engineer with the PWD was beaten to death allegedly by BSP MLA Rajneesh Tiwari. After killing the engineer, the MLA took the dead body to the local police station where police reportedly went into a hasty damage control. UP DGP Vikram Singh spoke with CNNIBN and...
  • Engineer murder: Maya pays Rs 5 lakh | Cops defend her December 24, 2008

    Lucknow: A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator and his supporters lynched an engineer in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district allegedly after he refused to pay extortion for Chief Minister Mayawati's birthday celebrations, police said Wednesday. The state administration said the incident had no connection with Mayawati. "Supporters of BSP legislator Shekhar Tiwari...
  • MLA held for murder, UP govt defends Maya December 24, 2008

    Lucknow: Criminalisation of politics has hit a new low in Uttar Pradesh where an engineer with the Public Works Department was murdered allegedly because he did not contribute to Chief Minister Mayawati's birthday funds. An MLA of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party has been arrested in connection with the assault....
  • UP engineer lynched, family alleges BSP MLA's hand December 24, 2008

    New Delhi: An executive engineer of Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department (PWD) was allegedly lynched by some unidentified persons in Auraiya, about 100 kms from Kanpur on Tuesday night. The family members of the deceased engineer Manoj Gupta are now claiming that supporters of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Shekhar Tiwari...