IPS officer Rajesh Sahni found dead at Lucknow's ATS office

WION Web Team
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaUpdated: May 29, 2018, 09:59 PM IST
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Indian Police Service (IPS)  officer Rajesh Sahni was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday, according to several media reports.

The deceased, Rajesh Sahni, was Additional Superintendent of Police of Uttar Pradesh ATS.

His body was found inside the ATS office with a bullet wound.

"Rajesh Sahni, Additional Superintendent of Police, ATS, committed suicide by shooting himself on the temple at 1245 hrs in his office with an official weapon. The reason for suicide is being ascertained, " said, Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anand Kumar.

Sahni was a 1992 batch Provincial Police Services (PPS) officer. 

As the news spread, senior officials including ADG, Lucknow zone Rajeev Krishna and SSP Deepak Kumar reached the ATS building. The police team was waiting for forensic experts to arrive before moving the body from the spot. 

(With inputs from ANI)