Opposition demands arrest of DSP killers
Opposition parties today demanded immediate arrest of killers of DSP, who was slain by a mob in Pratapgarh, and disrupted Assembly proceedings by trooping into well of the House and staging walkout, leading to adjournment of Question Hour.india Updated: Mar 06, 2013 14:48 IST
Opposition parties on Wednesday demanded immediate arrest of killers of DSP, who was slain by a mob in Pratapgarh, and disrupted Assembly proceedings by trooping into well of the House and staging walkout, leading to adjournment of Question Hour.
As soon as the House met, BSP members trooped into the well shouting anti-government slogans demanding arrest of the DSP's killers, leading to adjournment of House initially for five minutes and then for 15 minutes.
Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya said killers of the DSP, who was posted as Circle officer, Kunda (Pratapgarh), should be immediately arrested as the entire state was waiting for strict action.
When cabinet minister Ambika Chowdhury said CBI probe into the incident had already been ordered, Maurya alleged, "The state government is shielding the accused and taking name of CBI probe recommendation to help them".
Chowdhury said state government would provide its full support to the CBI for arrest of whosoever it found guilty.
He said opposition was trying to play politics on the issue."All demands of victim's family have been met," he said.
Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya, who resigned from post of food and civil supplies minister after his name cropped up in the DSP's killing, was not present in the House.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Hukum Singh sought to know from the government whether CBI had accepted the state recommendation.
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari joined him in citing Delhi Police Act and said a notification had to be issued after acceptance of the probe and sought answer from the government.
"Till CBI accepts probe, state police is free to continue its investigation and arrest the accused," Tiwari said.
When satisfactory answer did not come from government, Congress members staged a walkout.
First Published: Mar 06, 2013 14:46 IST