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Cops launch search for RLD leaders

india Updated: Nov 03, 2006 10:44 IST

Muzaffarnagar killing

THE MUZAFFARNAGAR police on Thursday launched search for two Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leaders Kadir Rana and his younger brother Noor Rana who were wanted in connection with the murder of SP leader Muzaffar Rana.

A spokesman of the Home Department said the police teams were sent to Meerut and Panipat (Haryana) to arrest the accused. The police had arrested two accused in this connection. Significantly, while the police have mounted pressure to nab the two leaders, RLD MP and chairperson of the Flood Control Commission Anuradha Chaudhury met Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to demand that action should also be taken against SP leaders who were involved in poll violence on October 28 in which Rana was killed.

Commenting on the tussle between the two parties, RLD chief Ajit Singh said the issue should not be politicised. He said the police should be allowed to probe into the case freely. Referring to resignations of two SP MPs Munnawar Hussain and Amir Alam Khan and three MLAs Uma Kiran, Kiranpal Kashyap and Chitaranja Sawroop in protest against the police failure to arrest Kadir Rana, the RLD chief said they had been trying to politicise the issue and pressuring the government.

However, the Chief Minister told the newsmen that there was no row between RLD and the SP and issue would be sorted out amicably.

Anuradha Chaudhury said she had apprised the Chief Minister of the situation and he had assured a thorough probe into the case. She said Yadav had assured that innocent people would not be implicated in the case.