BSP’s Mayawati Issues Yogi Government’s Silence After Family Alleges Official Harassment


'Worrying': Mayawati After Hathras Family Alleges Harassment By Official

The “silence” of the state authorities is “unhappy and really worrying”, Mayawati stated. (File)


Bahujan Samaj Social gathering chief Mayawati right this moment attacked the Uttar Pradesh authorities for not taking motion in opposition to Hathras District Justice of the Peace regardless of critical allegations of “threats and strain” levelled in opposition to the official by the household of the 20-year-old lady who was allegedly gang raped within the village. The “silence” of the state authorities is “unhappy and really worrying”, she stated.

The lady died on Tuesday after combating for her life for 2 weeks. She had suffered extreme accidents after being assaulted by 4 higher caste males from her village in Hathras on September 14.

The BSP chief questioned how the District Justice of the Peace can carry an neutral probe when the household of the sufferer has accused him of making an attempt to intimidate them.

“The sufferer household of the Hathras gang-rape case has made many critical allegations of bullying and many others. on the DM of the district, but the key silence of the UP authorities is unhappy and really worrying. Though the federal government has agreed to a CBI inquiry, how can the DM be there to conduct an neutral inquiry into the matter? Individuals are apprehensive,” she tweeted in Hindi.

हाथरस गैंगरेप काण्ड के पीड़ित परिवार ने जिले के डीएम पर धमकाने आदि के कई गंभीर आरोप लगाए हैं, फिर भी यूपी सरकार की रहस्मय चुप्पी दुःखद व अति-चिन्ताजनक। हालाँकि सरकार CBI जाँच हेतु राजी हुई है, किन्तु उस डीएम के वहाँ रहते इस मामले की निष्पक्ष जाँच कैसे होे सकती है? लोग आशंकित।

– Mayawati (@Mayawati) October 4, 2020

An alleged video of Hathras District Justice of the Peace (DM) Praveen Kumar Laxkar threatening the household throughout a go to on Thursday has been broadly shared because it emerged on-line. “Don’t end your credibility. These media individuals… some left right this moment and tomorrow extra will depart. Solely we might be right here with you. Okay? It’s as much as you whether or not you wish to change your assertion or not. We are able to additionally change,” Mr Laxkar is heard saying within the video filmed on a cell phone.

In one other video in circulation, a lady, believed to be the sufferer’s sister-in-law, is seen accusing the official of making an attempt to alter statements of the relations. “They’re placing strain on us. They’re saying that if our daughter had died of coronavirus then she would have obtained compensation. They’re saying the case might be rafaa-dafaa (disposed of). We’re getting warnings. Our father is getting warnings,” she says.

“They’re threatening us with movies of (the sufferer’s) mom. At the moment she was talking no matter got here to her thoughts… They won’t allow us to stay right here. The DM could be very crafty, he’s making an attempt to trick us. They’re pressuring us. They’re forcing us and saying our statements should not dependable, we hold altering our statements and we now have no credibility.”

The official, nevertheless, has denied the household’s allegation. “I deny the unfavorable rumours about my interactions with them. Their principal fear is that the accused have to be hanged. I attempted to reassure them and informed them that the matter could be tried in a quick monitor court docket,” Mr Laxkar stated.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities has been below intense assault over its dealing with of the case – which additionally noticed late-night cremation of the sufferer allegedly with out household’s consent and barring media and politicians from assembly the sufferer’s household — which has led to huge protests throughout the nation. On Saturday, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was allowed to met the relations of their second try.

“No energy on earth can cease the voice of this household,” stated Rahul Gandhi after the assembly and declared that he would battle for making certain justice to them.

“Yogi Adityanath has to know his accountability. He has to know that wherever injustice occurs, we’ll battle that and stand with the household,” Priyanka Gandhi informed reporters. “We’ll battle in opposition to injustice, and battle until justice is completed.”

Later within the night, the Yogi Adityanath authorities introduced that the alleged rape and homicide might be investigated by the CBI.

With inputs from businesses