Mayawati orders CB-CID inquiry into Bhatta Parsaul incidents
Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, September 01, 2011
Mayawati government on Thursday ordered a CB-CID inquiry into Bhatta
Parsaul incidents including of firing and rape during the farmers's
agitation on land acquisition issue in Greater Noida. The government
has ordered an inquiry into all incidents related to Bhatta Parsaul
Gautam Buddha Nagar, secretary home Deepak Kumar told reporters.
He said that these incidents include those of firing and allegations of rape.
The move came after the National Commission for Schedule Castes had
sought registration of FIRs in alleged rape of women during an
agitation against land acquisition.
Commission chairman P L Punia had said that on the basis of affidavits
given by the seven alleged rape victims of Bhatta Parsaul,
Commission's member Latha Priyakumar has written to Noida SSP for
registration of rape cases against the accused cops.
Following clashes between protesters and police in the village and
neighbouring areas in May, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had
visited the affected farmers and alleged that burnt bodies were found
and women were raped, which raised a political storm with UP
government denying the charges.
Punia had said the seven victims of the village had personally
appeared before the Commission member Latha Priyakumar and testified
that they were raped by the Noida policemen.
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