The state police on Monday made a hasty retreat on investigation in rape case against Samajwadi Party MP from Kannauj Akhilesh Yadav son of former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The DGP Vikram Singh said no case had been filed against Akhilesh Yadav. Mulayam Singh had charged the police with registering a rape case against his son in Kannauj.
The DGP told journalists in Lucknow on Monday that Chibramau (Kannauj) police had received a complaint from Ramanand Shankhwar of Kasaya on July 25 about attack on his property and molestation of his family members in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav on May 5, 2004. Shankhwar said his FIR during previous regime was not registered.
“No FIR was filed against Akhilesh Yadav”, the DGP said and added that additional SP investigated the case and found the charges baseless. “It was result of rivalry between two groups after two murders in 2004”, the DGP said. The additional SP Shafiq Ahmad investigated the case, Singh said.
After outburst of Mulayam Singh Yadav at a press conference on Sunday there was flurry of activity among the top police officers to come clean on the issue. The DGP hurriedly summoned press conference to explain the case. The SP Kannauj Rajesh Modak in his report said that no case was lodged against Akhilesh Yadav, the DGP said.
The UP police on the instructions of the chief minister Mayawati had launched special FIR registration drive on June 22, 2007. The case against Akhilesh was also part of this exercise. “From June 22 to July 22 the police have registered 7057 cases”, the DGP said.
While 688 complaints were rejected, the police investigated 6369 cases and filed final report in 607 cases, the DGP said and added that 4526 cases were pending and chargesheets had been filed in 1236 cases. The DGP said 18 percent cases were rejected. Mulayam Singh has accused the state government of doing nothing except registering fake cases against party leaders.
The DGP said the police had launched hectic drive to get rid of illegal activities in jails. Within three months there would be good results on this front, the DGP said. Singh said elaborate security arrangements have been made for Independence Day.