Protests at Tiwari`s FRI house in Dehra Dun

Last Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 17:45

Dehra Dun: Scores of women on Sunday staged a
demonstration in front of former Andhra Governor N D Tiwari`s
residence here and burnt his effigy in the wake of the alleged
sex scandal.

The women, belonging to Rural Litigation and Entitlement
Kendra (RLEK), a Dehra Dun-based NGO, gathered this morning at
the main gates of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) which
houses the palatial bungalow of Tiwari and asked the
authorities to remove the belongings of veteran Congress
leader.

Tiwari was allotted the furnished house inside the FRI
campus soon after he completed the five year tenure of Chief
Minister of Uttarakhand in 2007. But even after he became
Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Tiwari continued to occupy the
house at FRI.

Some of the women managed to enter inside the FRI campus
and staged slogans against Tiwari despite tight police
security arrangements. They also protested against the Forest
authorities` decision to allot the house to the Congress
leader, who was Chief Ministers of both Uttar Pradesh and
Uttarakhand.

RLEK chairperson Avadhash Kaushal also called for a CBI
probe into the alleged sex scandal saying "mere resignation of
Tiwari on health grounds" would not solve the puzzle. Kaushal
said also called for a separate judicial probe to inquire into
various alleged sex scandals in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

"Let the CBI probe the Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan sex
scandal. But in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, there should be
a separate judicial inquiry to unearth various sex scandals
surrounding Tiwari," Kaushal said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 17:45

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