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VP Singh blasts UP Govt on Noida killings

india Updated: Jan 04, 2007 23:29 IST
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The former Prime Minister VP Singh and Jan Morcha president Raj Babbar on Saturday assailed the state government for serial killings in Noida. They said that the police had been trying to protect the real culprits. VP Singh also blasted SP General Secretary Beni Prasad Verma for his statement against Muslim reservation under Mandal commission.

Talking to newsmen in Lucknow on Saturday Singh said the police had been making tall claims about breakthrough in the case. The former PM said the villagers had played major role in exposing the killers. Seeking intervention of national women commission in Dr Kavita Chaudhury case, Singh said the CBI should probe in both Noida killings and Kavita case.

Raj Babbar said he had informed the media about disappearance of 24 children of Nithari village on September 21, 2006 but the police did not take it seriously. Babbar said the local police had been taking claims after breakthrough by the villagers.

Expressing concern over deteriorating law and order situation VP Singh said UP police had been colluding with criminals. Babbar also expressed possibility of involvement of smuggling gangs of human organs in Noida killings. He said the state police had adopted different approach in recovery of rich and poor kidnapped children in the state. Babbar said Noida had become 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 women commission should look into the matter and entire case should be handed over to the CBI. On 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 provision of nine percent quota for Muslims. But the state government had so far not implemented it.

Commenting on Beni Prasad Verma’s statement that 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.

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