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MLA murder: Women flay Modi for terming Rupam a blackmailer

Several women`s organisations took to the street on Saturday demanding resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for terming Rupam Pathak, who had allegedly stabbed MLA Rajkishore Keshari to death, as a `blackmailer`.



Patna: Several women`s organisations took to the street on Saturday demanding resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for terming Rupam Pathak, who had allegedly stabbed MLA Rajkishore Keshari to death, as a `blackmailer`.
The organisations under the banner of Bihar Women`s
Network and All India Mahila Sanskritik Manch (AIMSS) blocked
the busy the Dakbunglow roundabout for over an hour and raised
anti-government and anti-Modi slogans for allegedly trying to
scuttle a CBI probe into the incident.

All India Progressive Women Association (AIPWA), a
CPI-ML (Liberation) affiliated organisation, took out a
separate demonstration expressing solidarity with Pathak and
demanding a high level judicial probe into the incident, under
the purview of which Modi should be brought.

On January 4, the day of the murder, Modi had said
Rupam was trying to blackmail Keshri. State DGP Neelmani,
however, said there was no evidence to suggest that she had
ever `blackmailed` the slain legislator.
AIPWA general secretary Meena Tiwari and Bihar Women`s
Network leaders also demanded intervention of National Human
Rights Commission and National Women`s Commission into the
incident, ensuring that Rupam`s human rights were not violated
in judicial custody and enhancing security cover to Rupam and
Navlesh Pathak`s family.

Navlesh Pathak, who is also in judicial custody along
with Rupam, is a Purnia based journalist who had published
alleged sexual harassment of Rupam Pathak by the MLA in his
tabloid.

The demonstration by the women`s organisations has
thrown traffic movement in the state capital out of gear for
several hours.

PTI

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