This mafioso?s weapon is milk
HERE?S THE ?milky? way to dubious success. It involves a mafioso ?who is different?. Not guns, but his free supply of cow milk to ?didis? (wives of officers) has forced a large number of ?jijajis? (IPS and IAS officers) to defend his criminal activities.Updated: Jun 11, 2006 01:24 IST
...and didis and jijajis ‘bail’ him out
HERE’S THE ‘milky’ way to dubious success.
It involves a mafioso ‘who is different’. Not guns, but his free supply of cow milk to ‘didis’ (wives of officers) has forced a large number of ‘jijajis’ (IPS and IAS officers) to defend his criminal activities.
The mafioso -- Govind Bajpai alias Guddu Bajpai -- of Narona under Kakori police circle has become a pain in the neck of local police because of the protection he gets from higher-ups. It is learnt that his ‘didis’ are also thankful to him for the ‘varieties’ in their wardrobes. “His ‘milk connection’ is quite powerful,” commented a police officer, “as last week he got station house officer, Kakori, PK Pandey, sub-inspector Mohan Road police post and five constables transferred as they had become inconvenient to him.”
The DGP office quietly obliged the mafioso on the instructions of a senior Home Department officer. Despite having a long criminal history, the home department had obliged him with three gunners -- two of them with AK-47s.
Since the matter, because of the intervention of SP general secretary Amar Singh, has now reached Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav two gunners were recently withdrawn, in a huff. The home department officer appears to be in trouble now. Interestingly, despite a report of the SSP, Lucknow to cancel his four firearms licences because of his criminal activities, the district administration gave him good conduct certificate.
The administration, in its order on April 29, 2006, said that he was “of clean image and a law abiding” person. In police record, apart from NSA at Kakori, criminal cases were pending against him in Vikasnagar, Mahanagar and Kakori.
Involved in several heinous crimes, including murders, Bajpai is ‘chaheta’ (darling) of ‘didis’. There had been instances when these ‘didis’ fought with their husband police officers to get his work done. The list of ‘jijajis’ included ADGs, IGs, DIGs and SPs. One SP posted in western UP had gone out of way to protect the mafioso. While in the past there were nearly three dozens cows at his farmhouse for uninterrupted milk supply to ‘didis’, there were only 16 cows on Saturday.
“Either they have been shifted somewhere else or sold off”, said an officer.
Amar Singh recently drew the attention of the chief minister to the complaint of BN Tiwari of Mars group who wanted to set up a unit for the manufacturing mini tractors on Mohan Road. Tiwari bought eight bighas land for the project but Bajpai, with the help of some police officers, got the land disputed and stalled construction work.
It is learnt that Tiwari met Amar Singh recently to apprise him of the problem.
Tiwari told Singh that the state government had been making efforts to bring industries, but activities of mafisoi had become a stumbling block.
Sources said Singh had brought the issue to the notice of the chief minister.
Tiwari had also filed a petition in this connection in the high court on June 9 in which some senior IPS and IAS officers had been made party.
First Published: Jun 11, 2006 01:24 IST