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Shejwar corners Govt on law and order

DROPPED MINISTER Gaurishankar Shejwar, who had bemoaned suppression of intra-party democracy in the BJP, today cornered the Government on law and order situation in the State during the Question Hour.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 15:31 IST

DROPPED MINISTER Gaurishankar Shejwar, who had bemoaned suppression of intra-party democracy in the BJP, today cornered the Government on law and order situation in the State during the Question Hour.

Dr Shejwar sprung on his feet and shrieked when Minister of State Nagendra Singh was saying in reply to a question that since accused in the murder case are untraceable for over a year, the case has been filed.

“What is this going on? Murder cases are being wrapped up”, Dr Shejwar wondered aloud. As if on cue, several opposition members also rose up.

From the stunned treasury bench, only PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya stood up and agitatedly pleaded with the Speaker to let the concerned minister finish his reply. However, the Speaker did not approve of Vijayvargiya's demeanour and remonstrated with him for losing temper.

Amid interruption from the opposition, Nagendra Singh said even though the police had closed the case of Ramnaresh Vaish alias Munna's murder after a year-long fruitless investigation, he reviewed it and ordered its re-opening.

This further provoked Dr Shejwar. He said since the minister in his wisdom chose to get the case reopened, it implied that the investigation was not done properly. Therefore, punishment for the careless personnel in the police is called for. Congress members, particularly Ajay Singh and Arif Aqueel, also agreed with Shejwar's contention.

To this, Babulal Gaur quipped, since when Arif Aqueel has become Dr Shejwar's advocate? Sensing potential embarrassment in Shejwar's anger, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan intervened to announce that the blind murder case would be reopened, fully investigated, and the accused would be nabbed as early as possible.

The original questioner was Jagannath Singh. He said that the police did not arrest any one despite the fact that the brother of the deceased has named the murderer.