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Honour killing statement: UP CM to act against DIG

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May 10, 2012 at 02:09pm IST

New Delhi: A day after Saharanpur range DIG Satish Kumar Mathur sparked a controversy by advocating honour killing, the Uttar Pradesh government has promised action.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said he would take action against Mathur if the police officer had supported honour killing. "If that is the statement then that statement is wrong. If an official holds such high post and if that person makes such statements, actions will be taken against him," Yadav said.

Mathur was caught on camera saying that if his own sister eloped he would kill her or commit suicide. Mathur made this shocking statement when he was inspecting police stations and met a man whose daughter had allegedly run away.

"This is a matter of great shame," this was the reply of Mathur when a man went for help to find out his missing daughter.

"If anybody's sister or daughter flees away then he should commit suicide by getting drowned in water. If she was my sister, then I would have shot her dead or would kill myself," he said.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has called for Mathur's suspension. "The statement of the DIG is irresponsible and he must be suspended immediately. Is this what they are being taught in the police force? This is very disturbing. The DIG should be suspended without further ado," NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma said.

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