You are here: Home » News-ANI » National
Business Standard

UP govt gives job to Vivek Tiwari's wife

Law Crime


Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, on Thursday, handed over an appointment letter for a government job to Kalpana Tiwari, the wife deceased Apple executive Vivek Tiwari.

Last month, Tiwari was allegedly shot dead by a patrolling constable in Lucknow for refusing to stop his car.

Speaking to ANI, the Deputy Chief Minister said, "I have been in contact with the family since the day this unfortunate incident took place. Vivek was a hardworking youth. We have given a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to his wife Kalpana and Rs 5 lakh each to both their children and Vivek's mother. Kalpana has been made a special officer (OSD) in the municipal corporation. She has completed the joining formalities today. We will do whatever we can for the family."

After receiving the appointment letter, Kalpana told ANI, "He (Dinesh Sharma) gave me the appointment letter today. He told me that they will fulfil all the promises they made whether it is regarding justice or anything else. I think the investigation is going in the right direction and as of now, I am satisfied with the investigation. "

On October 2, the postmortem report of Tiwari revealed that he died due to a gunshot injury on the left side of his chin. During the preliminary investigation, the cop who allegedly shot the Apple executive claimed that he fired at his car in self-defence as it tried to run over his motorbike.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:05 IST