Tazia theft case: Cong to launch stir
VICE-PRESIDENT of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (backward cell) Jeevan Prakash said that party would raise the issue of theft of valuable items of gold and silver tazia in Uttar Pradesh Assembly in the next session.india Updated: May 26, 2006 00:30 IST
VICE-PRESIDENT of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (backward cell) Jeevan Prakash said that party would raise the issue of theft of valuable items of gold and silver tazia in Uttar Pradesh Assembly in the next session.
He further said that party would launch a movement and presurise the police to work out the case, as Imambara was the symbol of communal harmony.
It may be recalled that valuable parts of gold and silver tazia was stolen from Imambara at Mian Bazar under the Kotwali police station on March 18. However, police failed to work out the case, which has caused serious resentment among members of a particular community.
Talking to media persons Jeevan Prakash expressed his anger over the lackadaisical attitude of the police in this sensitive issue and recalled that one month ago SSP had said that miscreants involved in theft had been identified but police failed to arrest any miscreants.
He also raised doubts over the police encounter in which a criminal Abdullah alias Nikku was gunned down. According to police, Nikku was the main accused in the theft case. Raising question, Prakash said if Nikku had confessed his crime during interrogation why did police kill him.
Prakash also announced to felicitate the police personnel, if they work out the case. He also condemned the Samajwadi Party leaders for their indifferent attitude over the issue and called upon the people to hit the street.
Meanwhile, members of many minorities’ organisations along with Imambara committees have decided to hit the street against district police in support of their demands to work out the case. State secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Minority Cell Tauqir Alam has condemned the attitude of police personnel on very sensitive issue. He expressed his apprehension that dilly delaying tactics might triggered off the law and order problems.
First Published: May 26, 2006 00:30 IST