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Policies for minorities reviewed

LAYING STRESS on protecting the interests of minorities in the State, vice-president of National Minorities Commission Dr MS Usmani today asked the State Government to immediately pay compensation to the families of three Muslim youths, who were killed in police custody in Kasani in Gautam Buddha Nagar in March 2004. The government had assured the commission that by January 14 a compensation of Rs five lakh each would be paid to the kin of those killed.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 01:08 IST

LAYING STRESS on protecting the interests of minorities in the State, vice-president of National Minorities Commission Dr MS Usmani today asked the State Government to immediately pay compensation to the families of three Muslim youths, who were killed in police custody in Kasani in Gautam Buddha Nagar in March 2004. The government had assured the commission that by January 14 a compensation of Rs five lakh each would be paid to the kin of those killed.

Usmani raised the issue while reviewing programmes and policies of the State Government for minorities. The State Government has already dismissed seven cops involved in the murder of three youths in custody.

The Kasani police had arrested three persons Arshad, Asif and Mahtab, suspecting their involvement in kidnapping of three boys in March 2004. During interrogation, while Arshad died because of application of third degree method, the police in order to hide the crime also killed Asif and Mahtab.

Usmani told the officers that there should be no harassment of other Muslim youths in the village. The CB-CID had probed the issue and the government had sacked the accused cops in December last.

He also reviewed the progress in 46 other criminal cases against minority community members. Usmani also asked the government to provide land for the construction of a Buddha Temple in Gautam Buddha Nagar.