Honour Mehar with bravery award
THE VIDHAN Parishad Chairman Chaudhury Sukh Ram Singh Yadav on Wednesday directed the State Government to consider ‘bravery award’ posthumously to slain Mehar Bhargava. The Chairman also asked the government to give a statement on her murder. The entire opposition joining hand to assail the government for its failure to arrest the killers of Mehar, demanded CBI probe into the case.
While rejecting the adjournment motion moved by the Congress members Nasib Pathan and Ranjit Singh Judeo, the Chairman said the matter was serious and a statement should come from the State. The leader of the House and Minister for Family Welfare Ahmad Hasan rejecting the demand for CBI probe, said that the police had been investigating all aspects and divulging further details at this moment would only affect the probe.
The minister said police had been probing reason for criminals’ stay in Dilip Tower where Mehar was shot at on February 28. The minister asking the members not to politicise the case said the government had taken action against the police personnel for their apathy towards the case. Saluting Mehar for her courage to take on the criminals in the city the minister said all efforts were being made to arrest the main accused Amit Singh and Sachin Pahadi.
While Nasib Pathan and Rajit Singh Judeo (Congress) expressed concern over deteriorating law and order situation, the Opposition leader Dr Nepal Singh said women were not safe under the present dispensation in the state. Sheema Rizvi (BJP) said there was glaring police apathy towards this case. She said when Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had been feeling threat to his life, the plight of the common people could understand. KK Gautam (BSP) also supported the demand for CBI probe. However, Ahmad Hasan said the government was concerned about the issue and stern action would be taken against the culprits.