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Don't withdraw cases against SIMI, UP CM told

The letter from Governor Rajeshwar came after he was urged to intervene in the 'politicking over the blasts' by Mulayam.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2006 03:14 IST

Following reports that UP government was planning to withdraw cases against SIMI activists, Governor TV Rajeshwar has shot off a letter to Mulayam Singh Yadav asking him to desist from the move, official sources said.

The letter came after a delegation of Congress leaders met Rajeshwar and urged him to intervene in the "politicking over the blasts" by Mulayam, who had reportedly issued pro-SIMI statements.

The Congress also told Rajeshwar that Mulayam's statements, which were widely reported in the media, amounted to intervention in the course of law.

In his letter, Rajeshwar advised the government to give a free hand to the police in dealing with the activists and desist from initiating any step that may adversely affect the morale of the force, at a time when SIMI is suspected of involvement in the Mumbai blasts.

Rajeshwar, in a routine report, had also apprised the Centre about Mulayam's pro-SIMI statements, sources said.