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Cong plea to Guv on law, order

THE STATE Congress on Wednesday said that the law and order situation worsened and appealed to Governor TV Rajeswar to get the people rid of the jungle raj in UP.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 01:05 IST

THE STATE Congress on Wednesday said that the law and order situation worsened and appealed to Governor TV Rajeswar to get the people rid of the jungle raj in UP.

A Congress delegation led by All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Ashok Gehlot met the Governor and handed over a memorandum that focused on murder of Mehar Bhargava. The memorandum said the State Government was trying to shield the criminals involved in the case.

Accused were not arrested despite assurance by the police time and again, said the Congress leaders adding the police inaction had sparked fear among common man.

Besides Gehlot, UPCC president Salman Khurshid, Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari, former Chief Minister Ram Naresh Yadav and AICC secretary Praveen Rashtrapal signed the memorandum.

Meanwhile, Congressmen led by Khurshid staged a sit-in at the Patel Park near GPO and demanded immediate arrest of the killers of Mehar Bhargava. Among those who were present at the dharna included incharge of UP, Ashok Gehlot, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Pramod Tiwari, Ram Naresh Yadav etc.

Virtually everyone who took part in the sit-in criticised the state government for its inability to check increasing incidents of crime in the state.

First Published: Mar 30, 2006 01:05 IST