Congress to move court for CBI probe in Uttar Pradesh crimesJuly 1st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) The Congress party is all set to approach the Allahabad High Court to seek a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged murder of jailed Lucknow deputy chief medical officer as well as the rape and killing of a 14-year-old girl inside a police station in Lakhimpur-Kheri district.
Announcing this at a press conference here Friday, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said: “We will file a PIL (public interest litigation) seeking a CBI inquiry into both the incidents because that alone will bring out the truth behind these two killings.”
While deputy CMO Dr. Y.S. Sachan, arrested for allegedly conspiring the murder of his superior, was found dead in mysterious circumstances inside a toilet of the prison hospital June 22, the teenager was killed June 10 after being allegedly gang-raped inside Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur-Kheri, about 170 km from Lucknow.
“The UP government is shirking away from handing over the cases to CBI simply because it will expose the role of many bigwigs,” Jaiswal alleged.
Slamming the Mayawati regime for what he termed as “utter deterioration of law and order”, Jaiswal said it was time Mayawati took responsibility for the prevailing state of lawlessness and insecurity across the state and stepped down.
State Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who was also present at the press meet, hit out at Mayawati for denying party general secretary Rahul Gandhi permission to hold a panchayat of farmers in Bhatta-Parsaul village of Greater Noida, where farmers had protested acquisition of their land.
“It is grossly undemocratic and arbitrary on the party of the Mayawati government to deny Rahul Gandhi permission to hold a farmers panchayat,” she said.
“Since the permission was denied for Bhatta-Parsaul, we gave the option for Aligarh or Bulandshahr, but even that request was turned down, thereby reflecting the political motivations behind the official attitude,” Joshi alleged.
She warned that the Congress party will seek permission once more failing which “Rahul Gandhi will defy such arbitrary restrictions and go ahead with his panchayat”.
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