Aligarh riots: Order on CBI probe reserved
UP VIDHAN Sabha Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey on Friday reserved his ruling on the opposition demand for a CBI or judicial inquiry into the Aligarh riots. He said that he would take a decision on the issue on Monday after discussion with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and leader of the Opposition Lalji Tandon.Updated: May 13, 2006 00:50 IST
UP VIDHAN Sabha Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey on Friday reserved his ruling on the opposition demand for a CBI or judicial inquiry into the Aligarh riots.
He said that he would take a decision on the issue on Monday after discussion with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and leader of the Opposition Lalji Tandon.
Earlier, the BJP legislator Devki Nandan, whose son Triloki alias Viccky was shot dead in the Aligarh riots cried in the House while relating murder.
Devki Nandan related how his son was called out of the house, handed over to rioters and shot dead in presence of a police inspector. He said that Viccky was buried as a Muslim despite a tattoo ‘Om’ and red ‘kaleva’ on his left hand by the district administration, allegedly to pocket Rs 5 lakh compensation.
The Congress members staged a walkout alleging that the Government was ignoring the gravity of the situation and not accepting their demand for a CBI inquiry.
Raising the issue through an adjournment notice during the Zero Hour, Lalji Tandon, Hukum Singh and others (all BJP) and Pramod Tiwari and others (Congress) expressed concern over the communal atmosphere and underlined the need for strict action against the trouble-makers.
The police role in riots, particularly in Aligarh, was also questioned.
Hukum Singh said that some armed miscreants raided a temple when on April 6 when ‘aatho puja’ was being perform and beat up people attending the ‘puja’ without any provocation.
The police reached the temple and ‘puja’ was restarted when some miscreants started looting shops and indulged in arson. Curfew had to be imposed and the police had to open fire.
The MLA’s son was missing since April 8 but no efforts were made by the district administration to trace him, Hukum Singh said alleging the partisan attitude of Kanpur Zone IG, Rizwan Ahmad, who not only incited the rioters but also kept on informing his political bosses in Lucknow that only Muslims were being killed.
First Published: May 13, 2006 00:50 IST