Cong demands CBI inquiry into Nigamanand's death
Dismissing the CB-CID inquiry into the death of Swami Nigamanand as ordered by the Uttarakhand government, Congress today demanded a CBI probe in the case.india Updated: Jun 15, 2011 14:39 IST
Dismissing the CB-CID inquiry into the death of Swami Nigamanand as ordered by the Uttarakhand government, Congress today demanded a CBI probe in the case. "Ramesh Pokhriyal government is responsible for the death of Swami Nigamanand as it failed not only to check illegal quarrying in the Kumbh area at Haridwar but also failed to provide proper medical care to him," Uttarakhand PCC President Yashpal Arya said.
The PCC President said Congress has no faith in the state government and demanded handing over the inquiry to CBI to reveal the truth behind Swami's death.
He accused the BJP government of making Bollywood actor Hema Malini the brand ambassador of Ganga Cleaning Campaign and said it did not take any action on the demand of a Sadhu, who sacrificed his life after fighting 114 days for the same cause. Arya also alleged the state government of patronising quarrying mafia and said it did not take any action on the demand of Swami, who was asking for immediate stopping of quarrying in Ganga and shifting of Himalaya Stone crusher to some where else from Kumbh area. Congress is holding dharna and protest demonstrations across the state, Arya said, adding, he himself would sit on a dharna in Haridwar tomorrow in support of demand of CBI probe.
Swami Nigamanand, a seer of Matri Sadan ashram in Haridwar, died in the Himalayan hospital near here on June 13 after remaining in coma for 43 days. Nigamanand had begun his fast on February 19.
First Published: Jun 15, 2011 14:38 IST