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Only puppets arrested by SIT: Maharashtra governor

January 08, 2004 12:35 IST

Maharashtra Governor Mohammad Fazal on Thursday said only 'puppets' have been arrested by the Special Investigation Team probing the multicrore stamp paper scam.

"The puppeteers have so far remained beyond the police net," Fazal told reporters at Raj Bhavan.

Reiterating his observations that the scam should be investigated by an 'independent agency', Fazal said since SIT was only 'a group of policemen probing against their own colleagues, an independent probe would have been in the right perception'.

"A doctor never operates his own son; he gets someone from outside to conduct the surgery," he said.

"The ongoing probe was by the police (SIT) against policemen involved in the crime, since 90 per cent of them were uniformed men," he added.

Declining to comment on the rejection of a CBI plea by the principal bench of Bombay high court, Fazal said, "I am not reflecting upon the court judgment but airing public sentiments."

Coming down heavily on growing corruption in the society, he said, "They (corrupt) should be hanged to death." He also advocated amendments in the Indian Penal Code to deal strictly with the corrupt people.

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Sub: Only puppets arrested by ISI

I fully agree with the Governor of Maharashtra when he says "They (corrupt) should be hanged to death." Unless corrupt politicians and public servants are ...

Posted by nandini

Sub: noose for corrupt

Its rare that we have governor like mohd fazal who is also thinking like majority of people aganist issues like corruption.he is right that corrupt ...

Posted by srinivas

Sub: Tickle & Joke

a tickle in the name of punishment. a joke in the name of compansation.

Posted by V Vijayendra

Sub: Stamp paper scam-Mah gov comment

I agree with the governor, that the corrupt should be hanged or flogged in public. Their family and relatives should face public humility.At least for ...

Posted by hkrishnan


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