Lucknow: BJP has demanded a CBI inquiry into
the death of a youth in Mathura, a case in which the name of a
Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister has surfaced.
"Sanjeev Sikarwar was killed and as involvement of a
cabinet minister in his death has come to fore, a CBI inquiry
should be conducted into the case," BJP spokesman Vijay
Bahadur Pathak told reporters here.
Sikarwar`s body was found on railway tracks in Mathura on
October 27 and police claimed he was run over by a train.
However, his father had claimed that his son was murdered
and alleged four persons, including State Agriculture Minister
Chaudhary Laxmi Narain, to be involved in the killing.
On the CB-CID inquiry into the death ordered yesterday by
the BSP government, Pathak said it was an attempt to shield
the culprits. "CB-CID inquiry is an attempt to shield the gang
of black-marketeers," he said.
Raising question on the role of police, Pathak said when
the matter was in the jurisdiction of GRP, why the former
He also questioned why no action was taken on the letter
sent by Sanjeev to police, apprehending threat to his life.
On October 12, Sanjeev had sent a letter to police
through post that he was facing threat from two persons as he
had launched a campaign against people involved in trade of
illegal oil, illicit liquor and other economic offences.
"In the last four-and-a-half years of BSP rule, its
ministers and MLAs had been involved in number of heinous
cases including rape, murder and corruption," Pathak alleged.