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Murder case: Maya suspends SP, dismisses 3 cops
Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | December 31, 2008 19:51 IST
In her bid to ward off the common impression that her administration was doing a wishy-washy job in the murder of a PWD engineer by a ruling Bahjan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA, Uttar Pradesh [Images] Chief Minister Mayawati [Images] on Wednesday ordered suspension of Auraiya district superintendent of police Ekramul Haque and dismissal of three other cops for their alleged complacence in the case.
."There was sufficient reason to believe that these three other policemen were directly involved in the murder , therefore they have been booked both for murder (under section 302 IPC) and for criminal conspiracy (under section 120-B IPC)," he said.
Significantly, SP Ekramul Haque had proceeded on leave just a day before the sensational killing and he resumed his duty the very day after the murder .
"It is quite evident that such a summary dismissal would make it convenient for each of the cops to get reinstated with a judicial intervention," remarked state Congress president Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
State Samajwadi Party acting president Shivpal Yadav went a step further, 'I am sure this is part of a larger preemptive design of a legal mind to actually save the culprits � by putting up a fa�ade of prompt action that was bound to be shot down by any court."
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