Mayawati faces Congress ire on rape of Dalit by BSP MLA
Agencies Posted online: Fri Dec 31 2010, 14:24 hrs
Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Congress today asked Chief Minister Mayawati
to arrest a BSP MLA and his associates for allegedly raping a girl
belonging to the backward class and falsely implicating her in a theft
"A most backward minor girl was raped by BSP MLA Purshottam Narain
Dwivedi and his associates in Banda and she was later lodged in the
jail on charges of stealing the legislator's licensed pistol and Rs
5000," Congress state president Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters.
Joshi claimed that to save the ruling party MLA, local police has
framed the 17-year-old girl and sent her to jail where no one was
allowed to meet her.
"I demand from the Chief Minister to lodge an FIR on application of
girl's father against MLAs and others, constitute a medical board for
examination of the girl and order a high level judicial probe into the
matter," Joshi said.
Alleging that she was not allowed to meet the girl in Banda jail
yesterday, Joshi claimed that the Superintendent of Police remained in
the jail for six and a half hour on December 29 at the behest of
"We also demand immediate suspension of the SP, who is a hurdle in the
probe against the MLA," Joshi said alleging that when she spoke to the
DGP, Karmveer Singh he expressed his ignorance over the issue.
Announcing a series of sit-ins and protests in Banda to ensure justice
to the girl, Joshi said from tomorrow local party workers of Banda
would gherao the District Magistrate.
"Workers of Youth Congress, NSUI and district committee will hold
agitations separately in Banda," she said alleging that the present
government was sheltering criminals.
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