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Mayawati wants CBI probe in Aarushi case
Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | May 29, 2008 16:35 IST
The 14-year old schoolgirl was killed along with the family's domestic help, Hemraj, in Noida on May 16. Her father, Rajesh Talwar is the key accused in the murder and currently is in police custody.
A letter to this effect is being sent to the central government on Thursday.
Without naming Union minister Renuka Choudhary, who criticised the UP police for making insinuations against the slain teenager, the UP CM termed the act as "highly unbecoming of the central government."
Mayawati said, "The central government and particularly some Congress leaders appear to be playing petty politics without paying the desired heed to the seriousness and sensitivity of the issue."
Referring to the CBI probe, Mayawti sought to point out, "Even as we are making a formal request to the central government, I am not sure whether they will accept our request for transfer of the case to the CBI."
Maya added, "In the past there have been several occasions where the centre has rejected our demand for a CBI probe in several other matters, Still, I would like to reassure the grieved family that even if the centre does not adhere to our request, we will get it investigated by our cops and ensure that the guilty are brought to book."
The UP chief minister also praised the state police for the investigation so far.