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Maya will let CBI probe officer murder, conditions apply

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Last Updated: December 27, 2008, 23:03 IST

Maya will let CBI probe officer murder, conditions apply

Her rider: CBI must also probe cases pending against previous SP govt.

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday put a rider to the demands of a CBI probe into engineer Manoj Gupta’s death, saying she would agree if the probe agency takes over the case relating to police recruitment during Samajwadi Party rule in the state.

"If the UP government recommends a CBI probe into the killing of engineer M K Gupta in Auraiya, the Centre will order a CBI probe into the matter," Union Minister of State for Home and an MP from the city Sriprakash Jaiswal told reporters in Kanpur.

He said invoking the National Security Act (NSA) and the Gangster Act against prime accused BSP MLA Shekhar Tiwari was just a "face saving" exercise of the state government.

Mayawati responded by saying "the government has no objection to referring the engineer murder case to CBI but only when the investigating agency accepts all the dozen-odd cases referred to it, including the recruitment scam of police constables under the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav government, which has been turned down".

Mayawati told reporters in Lucknow that if required the government would also order narco analysis test of BSP MLA Shekhar Tewari arrested in connection with the incident as well as the station officer of Dibiyapur police station, where the crime took place, Hoshiyar Singh who has since been suspended.

PWD engineer M K Gupta was killed allegedly by Shekhar Tiwari and his supporters after he refused to pay money for birthday celebrations of Mayawati next month.
first published:December 27, 2008, 23:03 IST
last updated:December 27, 2008, 23:03 IST