Lucknow: Congress on Monday demanded CBI inquiry
into deputy Chief Medical Officer YS Sachan`s mysterious
death in Lucknow jail and the alleged rape and murder of a
14-year-old girl inside a police station in Lakhimpur.
In a memorandum submitted to the Governor BL Joshi, a
Congress delegation led by UPCC president Rita Bahuguna Joshi
said law and order has touched an all time low in the state
and rape, murder and atrocities on women and farmers have
become order of the day.
Urging the governor to use his good offices with regard
to the demands, the Congressmen said the government which does
not accept justified demands needs to be dismissed.
Ruling party MLAs are in jail on serious charges of rape
and murder and since January this year 848 rape cases have
been reported in the state, the memorandum said citing cases
in Azamgarh and Muzaffarnagar in which BSP leaders were
There has been a spurt in crime in police stations and
jails, the memorandum said.
The Congress also reiterated the demand of judicial
inquiry in Bhatta Parsaul incident and high level inquiry into
the attack on two senior scribes of electronic media in the
state capital yesterday.