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BJP: Threat to DGP?s wife points to grim law, order

THE THREAT to DGP Yashpal Singh?s wife Gita Singh reverberated in Vidhan Parishad today with BJP leaders asserting that the law and order situation had been fast deteriorating in the state. The BJP said when the DGP?s wife had not been feeling safe the position of common man could be well assessed.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2006 01:26 IST

THE THREAT to DGP Yashpal Singh’s wife Gita Singh reverberated in Vidhan Parishad today with BJP leaders asserting that the law and order situation had been fast deteriorating in the state. The BJP said when the DGP’s wife had not been feeling safe the position of common man could be well assessed.

The BJP, which had raised the issue of murder of zila panchayat member Jagmohan Kharagwanshi in JP Nagar (Amroha) through an adjournment motion, said Gita Singh’s charge against PAC officer was serious and if she was not safe who else could be.

Tabling the motion, Prof Ramji (BJP) said Gita Singh (SP MLA) had boldly exposed the police functioning in the state. However, leader of the House and Minister for Family Welfare Ahmad Hasan rebutted the charge saying there was no threat to Gita Singh, as she had full security.

Intervening in the debate, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav assured the members that within one week the Kharagwanshi’s murder probe report would be submitted and if the Opposition was not satisfied he would order fresh probe.

Yadav said law and order situation in UP was better than any other state and prominent mafiosi of eastern UP would be eliminated within a month.

Leader of the Opposition Dr Nepal Singh asked the government that inquiry should be taken away from present IO, a local inspector, and it should be handed over to any other agency. He said the SO had been trying to hush up the case, as the name of the minister had cropped up in the matter.

Hari Singh Dhillon (RLD) demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation to family members of the victim.

Sheema Rizvi (BJP) said Gita Singh’s statement had amply demonstrated that the people in the state had been living under perpetual threat.

She said the law and order had reached such a pass that those in power were feeling insecure. She said a minister of state was behind the conspiracy to kill Kharagwanshi, as he refused to support the minister’s kin in zila panchayat chairman election. She said during the last two years there had been murders of four MLAs, one former MP and nearly 250 other elected representatives of panchayats and civic bodies.

First Published: Jan 03, 2006 01:26 IST