Influential didis? save-bhai mission
IT PAYS to have influential didis, especially if they are wives of big shots. No wonder, the didis? blue eyed boy is on the milky way out of trouble once again. Here is how he has benefited thus far. First, Mafioso Govind Bajpai?s free supply of milk to his ?sisters? (wives of IAS and IPS officers) has ensured top officials have pulled out all stops to keep him out of harm?s way. He has also used this clout to get gunners for himself, despite all odds.india Updated: Jun 15, 2006 01:14 IST
IT PAYS to have influential didis, especially if they are wives of big shots. No wonder, the didis’ blue eyed boy is on the milky way out of trouble once again.
Here is how he has benefited thus far. First, Mafioso Govind Bajpai’s free supply of milk to his ‘sisters’ (wives of IAS and IPS officers) has ensured top officials have pulled out all stops to keep him out of harm’s way. He has also used this clout to get gunners for himself, despite all odds.
Now, under pressure from their wives, IAS and IPS officers have joined hands to bail out Govind alias Guddu Bajpai in a criminal case. Their move comes even though Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and SP general secretary Amar Singh have been apprised of the Mafioso’s activities.
The local police, who had provided Bajpai with three gunners on the orders of Home Secretary RM Shrivastav, have withdrawn two of them. But, that may just be a minor irritant for Bajpai. Why? Because the police have gone out of their way to protect his interests in a criminal case pending for the last three years.
The High Court has taken cognizance of the criminal case lodged by BN Tiwari of the Mars Group against Bajpai. The court has sought details of the investigation in the case. On its part, the DGP office transferred the police inquiry against Bajpai from the Talkatora police station to the Anti-Corruption Organisation on June 2.
This is seen as a move to bury the case. But, the court also summoned the investigating officer (IO) on June 16. In its order on June 12, the court sought to know as “to why the investigation has been transferred and what is the status of the investigation”. In his order, deputy inspector general of police (Public Grievances) AKD Dwivedi said the inquiry “had been transferred after consideration with the DGP”. When contacted, Dwivedi refused to comment on the issue. However, two of the senior police officers, who are party to the case in the High Court, are now posted in the ACO.
Highly placed sources said on Wednesday that there was a flurry of activity in the ACO to hush up the case. A row has also erupted in the ACO over the line of probe.
One officer, who visited the site, has refused to toe his senior’s line. Lucknow police officers are also unhappy with the issue.
BN Tiwari planned to establish a mini tractor plant on Mohan Road under Kakori police station. He bought land for the project. However, Bajpai, with the alleged help of some IPS and IAS officers, scuttled the plan by getting more than half of the land disputed.
Mars Group employee Rajesh was badly beaten by Bajpai’s henchemen. A police case was registered at Kakori on May 26, 2003.
But, in June 2003, the then SSP Lucknow, under pressure from higher authorities, transferred the probe to the Shahadatganj police station. A prima facie case was established against him and a non-bailable warrant was issued.
However, there was a fresh probe by another officer of Shahadatganj. Later, the inquiry was transferred to Malihabad, from where it was once again shifted to Talkatora. And, now it is with the ACO.
First Published: Jun 15, 2006 01:14 IST