- C.M. orders suspension of police SI, officiating SHO, CO, Additional SP and Jailor found guilty in Banda case
- State Government requests Hon’ble Court to hear this case through fast track court
- Opposition parties should desist from levelling false allegations against State Government
Taking punitive action against the guilty police personnel of the Banda case, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji ordered immediate suspension of investigating officer of the case SI Sri Radhey Shyam Shukla and officiating SHO Sri Abdul Jabbar for delay and carelessness in the investigation work. Likewise, the Atarra CO Sri Rajendra Yadav and Additional SP of Banda Sri Lala Ram have also been
suspended for showing poor and inept supervision of investigation. Besides, the Banda Jailor has also been
suspended for not listening to the points raised by his sub-ordinate and not reporting the facts to the senior officers.
Departmental action has also been initiated against them. Referring to the role of the Banda SP in this case, the Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that he was not found guilty in the inquiry. She said that the special DGP law and order Mr. Brij Lal has been directed to assess the situation so that cases like Banda and Kanpur were not repeated. He has also been directed to send his recommendations to the Government at the earliest.
Besides, the State Government has also requested Hon’ble Court to hear this case through fast track court.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji was addressing media at her official residence 5 Kalidas Marg here today. She said that her government was committed to ensure justice for the affected people and it never pardoned the guilty nor it protected them.
She said that law breakers would not be spared in her regime no matter whosoever they were. Referring to the cases like Banda and Kanpur and other cases as well, she said that she was forced to take punitive action against officers who were unable to perform their duties with honesty. Hon’ble Chief Minister said that for the present state of things, the previous governments were actually responsible as they misused the Government machinery for their vested interests and made it careless and corrupt. She said that her
government was suffering because of this reason. She said that her government would force the officers to mend their ways at all costs. She said that this may take some time as this malaise had deep roots. Besides, stringent action would be taken against those officers who had links with opposition parties and were trying to malign the image of the State Government, if evidence was found against them.
Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has asked the leaders of opposition parties that they should stop levelling false and
baseless allegations against the State Government and extend their co-operation, so that the law and order could be improved and the pace of development could be accelerated and the State could become prosperous. Giving sharp reaction over the useless statements being issued by opposition parties specially
the Congress party over the recent incidents which took place in the State, she said that it was an effort to mislead the people.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that despite the stringent action taken by the state government against the criminals involved in these incidents, it was unfortunate that baseless allegations had been put on her government. She said that her government had not hesitated in taking action accordance to law against party MLAs, Ministers and an MP who took law in their hands. She said that nobody would be permitted to play with the law. She said that land development and water resources Minister Mr. Ashok Kumar Dohre was sacked yesterday because continuous complaints were being received regarding unnecessary pressure on officers by him.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that so far as the question of false statements of opposition leaders regarding Banda and Kanpur incidents is concerned, her government had taken it seriously and ordered inquiry by CB-CID into Banda case. On getting the preliminary report of CB-CID, government took harsh steps and lodged FIR against MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi and three others. It had directed the officers to take
action in accordance with law and arrests of culprits. Besides, she had ordered to release the victim girl immediately on 15 January, 2011 on getting the CB-CID report, because the allegations put on the girl were not found true in inquiry report.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that directives had been given for taking stringent action against the guilty policemen and CB-CID inquiry in this regard. Besides, Principal Secretary (Home) was directed to provide proper security to victim girl.
She said that charge-sheet was filed by the police in 15 days against the MLA Shekhar Tiwari accused of murder of an engineer in Auraiyya and Mr. Tiwari is still in jail. Similarly, the then Minister Mr. Anand Sen Yadav was arrested and sent to jail after taking his resignation, when his name came in light in rape case. Mr. Yadav is still in jail. MLA Mr. Bhagwan Sharma alias Guddu Pandit was also arrested owing to his involvement in criminal incident. CB-CID has filed the charge-sheet in the Court in Banda case today.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister said that on getting the information regarding the facts in Divya case, she took it
seriously and ordered CB-CID inquiry into the whole case. In- charge inspector was suspended with immediate effect after he was found guilty in CB-CID inquiry report. Section-344 and 218 IPC were registered and CB-CID inquiry was ordered. Besides, ASP (rural) and CO were also suspended for slackness and
indifferent approach in this case.