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Lakhimpur Murder: Mayawati Says, No Objection To CBI Probe

Lucknow, Jun 15 : Facing opposition flak, UP Chief Minister Mayawati today said her government has no objectionto a CBI inquiry into the Lakhimpur teenaged girl's murder case if the victim's family wanted it.However, she

PTI [ Updated: June 15, 2011 13:57 IST ]
lakhimpur murder mayawati says no objection to cbi probe
lakhimpur murder mayawati says no objection to cbi probe

Lucknow, Jun 15 : Facing opposition flak, UP Chief Minister Mayawati today said her government has no objection
to a CBI inquiry into the Lakhimpur teenaged girl's murder case if the victim's family wanted it.

However, she said her government has been apprehensive as the CBI had "messed up" the Aarushi Talwar murder case in
Noida. "If the family of the victim wants a CBI or any other inquiry my government has no objection to it. The only fear is
that in case of CBI inquiry the probe may get messed up like in the Aarushi murder case," she said.

Condemning the incident in which a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered inside a police station, the
chief minister said she wanted to assure the family of the victim that sternest action would be taken against the guilty.

"Whenever any inhuman incident occurs against women, opposition should rise above party politics and help catch the
culprits. They should not indulge in dirty politics," she said.

In a related development, the state government has suspended the then SP of Lakhimpur D K Rai, who had stated
after the first post mortem on the teenager that she had committed suicide and was not murdered. The second post-mortem
has concluded that the girl was killed but not raped. The girl was found hanging in the premises of Nighasan police station
in the district on Friday. Accusing the Centre of indirectly politicising the government commissions, she said, "Other than UP, atrocities
are taking place against Dalits across the country, but no where does the Centre sends its commissions."

While atrocities against women and other crimes were taking place in Delhi, the commissions were not being to carry
out inquiries, she said. "Despite the fact that all the commissions have their headquarters in Delhi, they are being sent to inquire into
cases of atrocities against women and other crimes by the Centre, because it has its own government," Mayawati alleged.

Coming down heavily on the previous state governments, Mayawati alleged, "Opposition parties during their rule
produced professional mafias and criminals in large numbers for political gains....we have inherited this evil".

On the issue of Lokpal Bill, the Chief Minister suggested that members of the civil society should create
awareness among people if they want the bill to incorporate certain proposals suggested by them. PTI

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