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Madhumita case headed for 'cold storage'

Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | May 20, 2003 09:56 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati may have handed the Madhumita Shukla murder case to the Criminal Investigation Department, but it is unlikely that the guilty will be brought to book.

Shukla, a poetess, was shot dead at her Paper Mill Colony residence in Lucknow on May 9.

The CID, which has been asked to complete the probe within a month, is known as the 'cold storage' of all major cases.

"At least over the past two-and-a-half decades that I have known the CID in this state, there has not been a single case in which the organisation has made a major breakthrough," says a senior police officer.

Another officer with three decades of experience with the CID says, "The common practice with most politicians and other influential people is to get all such cases transferred to the CID... the accused are unlikely to get nailed."

The chief minister says if the probe does not prove anything against Amarmani Tripathi, the minister who resigned after reports of his love affair with Shukla surfaced, she will re-induct him into the Cabinet.

She has also replaced Lucknow district police chief Anil Agarwal with Vijay Kumar, a Tripathi protégé.

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Sub: madumita murder

" MERA BHARAT MAHAN" ,Well it's time we thought about what it really means.Bharat is indeed MAHAN ,with mahan politicians doing the maha crime and ...

Posted by dimpy

Sub: Case disappearance in Mayaland

Sanskrit meaning of Maya is truly happening in UP, wherein the case is going to dissapear in thin air.

Posted by Santo

Sub: It is shame on the nation

It is shame on the nation where such cases are thrown into a cold storage to protect politicians. Newspaper reports clearly suggest that the police ...

Posted by Manish

Sub: What more can one expect?

What more can one expect in a country where a minister who was shown accepting money in full view was not punished just because he ...

Posted by vivek

Sub: no use of believin in justice in our country

the way madhumita's murder is bein handled jus shows that gettin away crime in india is extremely easy provided u have the money to bribe ...

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