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Talwar family should sue UP police: Minister
July 12, 2008 20:21 IST
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Choudhary on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh police for "bungling" the Aarushi murder case and said the Talwar family should sue them.
"The family should sue the state police and those responsible for bungling the case terrifyingly must be suspended," Chaudhary said, a day after the CBI gave Aarushi's father Rajesh Talwar a clean chit in the case.
She also asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati "to stand up and compensate to Dr Rajesh Talwar's family for the agony it went through."
"The UP Chief Minister cannot ignore her responsibility. She must make the police accountable," the minister told CNN-IBN news channel.
Talwar was released from the Dasna jail after the CBI told a UP court yesterday that it has no evidence against the dentist in the sensational Noida double murder case.
"We have lost complete confidence in police...the way it provided salacious details about the young girl. The police assassinated characters, casts aspersions and tarnished the reputation of a minor young girl," the minister said.
Sympathising with Dr Talwar's family, Chaudhary asked, "Who empowered the police to ruin relations between two perfectly normal families (Talwar and his colleague Anita Durrani). And how could UP police miss what was staring them in their eyes."
"If this is how police conduct investigations," the minister said, adding "nobody will ever come out to speak the truth and is the biggest insecurity of today's law-abiding citizen."
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