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UP DSP's murder rocks Parliament; Mayawati seeks Centre intervention in the case

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Mar 05, 2013 at 12:20pm IST

New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday was adjourned till noon over the killing of Uttar Pradesh's Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq, with BSP chief Mayawati seeking suspension of the question hour. The former UP chief minister also demanded that the Governor should send a report for President's rule in the state.

The BSP leader has sought Centre's intervention even after UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav promised a CBI probe into the murder of the DSP. Mayawati will also move a discussion on law and order in both Houses of Parliament.

UP's notorious Raja Bhaiya was forced to step down as a minister following a complaint filed by the DSP's widow, which alleged he conspired to murder the police officer. Akhilesh is about to complete a year in office and is being criticised for failing to curb lawlessness in the state.

Mayawati has reiterated that during the BSP's rule, stringent actions were taken in law and order situations. She has hit out at the SP for failing to govern UP properly.

After the widow filed a complaint that Raja Bhaiya had conspired to kill her husband and made her protest public, the Chief Minister forced Raja Bhaiya to resign. But the DSP's killing evoked anger in Deoria.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, under fire for failing to handle multiple instances of vandalism, and kidnapping by his own ministers, has promised justice. "Action will be taken. Anybody who is accused no matter how big the person is he will be sent to jail. A CBI probe will be ordered," Akhilesh told reporters after his visit that was marked by shouting of anti-government slogans. Two persons including Raja Bhaiya's supporter Guddu Singh have already been held after four FIRs were filed in the case.

Under fire for protecting the powerful, the Uttar Pradesh police also suspended three officers and promised arrest if there is evidence to nail Raja Bhaiya. The UP police is denying any political pressure to go slow on the former minister.

Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Additional Director General of Police in the state Arun Kumar said, "We registered the case against Raja Bhaiya, even registration of our case against a sitting minister of the cabinet, I don't think it's a very small step and we took that step."

When asked whether Raja Bhaiya will now be arrested, Arun Kumar said, "The charge against him that has been registered is criminal conspiracy and you prove the criminal conspiracy only when you find evidence, you find the real criminal and then you try to find out the links with the other people."

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