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Noida killings: VP, Babbar blast govt

Former PM VP Singh and Jan Morcha president Raj Babbar today assailed the state government for serial killings in Noida. They said that the police were trying to protect the real culprits. Singh also blasted SP general secretary Beni Prasad Verma for his statement against Muslim reservation under Mandal commission.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2007 16:02 IST

Police trying to protect real culprits, say leaders

FORMER PRIME Minister VP Singh and Jan Morcha president Raj Babbar today assailed the state government for serial killings in Noida. They said that the police were trying to protect the real culprits. Singh also blasted SP general secretary Beni Prasad Verma for his statement against Muslim reservation under Mandal commission.

Talking to newsmen here on Saturday Singh said the police had been making tall claims about a breakthrough in the case. The former PM said the villagers had played a major role in exposing the killers. Seeking intervention of national women commission in Dr Kavita Chaudhury case, Singh said the CBI should probe the both, Noida killings and the Kavita case. Raj Babbar said he had informed the media about the disappearance of 24 children of Nithari village on September 21 last but the police did not take it seriously. Babbar said the local police were taking credit after a breakthrough by the villagers in the case.

Expressing his concern over the deteriorating law and order situation VP Singh said the UP police had been colluding with criminals. Babbar also expressed the possibility of involvement of gangs engaged in the smuggling of human organs, in Noida killings. He said the state police had adopted different approach for the recovery of rich and poor children kidnapped in the state. Babbar said Noida had become a major centre of money minting under the SP regime either through land grabbing or kidnapping for ransom.

Condemning the police for character assassination of Kavita without any proof, Singh said the women commission should look into the matter and the entire case should be handed over to the CBI.

On the reservation facilities to Muslims, Singh said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav should clarify his stand on the issue. He said the state should give reservation to backward class Muslims under Mandal Commission on the pattern of Bihar. Singh said nearly 16 years ago he had implemented the recommendations of Mandal Commission in which there was a provision of nine per cent quota for Muslims.

But the state government had so far not implemented it. Commenting on Beni Prasad Verma’s statement that a violent stir would be launched if backward class Muslims were given reservation under Mandal Commission, Singh said the chief minister should clarify his position on the issue.