Noida farmers' stir: Maya orders CB-CID probe



Noida farmers` stir: Maya orders CB-CID probe Lucknow: Mayawati government Thursday ordered a CB-CID inquiry into Bhatta Parsaul incidents including of firing and rape during the farmers's agitation on land acquisition issue in Greater Noida.

The government has ordered an inquiry into all incidents related to Bhatta Parsaul village in Gautam Buddha Nagar, secretary home Deepak Kumar told reporters here.

He said that these incidents include those of firing and allegations of rape.

The move came after the National Commission for Schedule Castes had sought registration of FIRs in alleged rape of women during an agitation against land acquisition.

Commission Chairman P L Punia had said that on the basis of affidavits given by the seven alleged rape victims of Bhatta Parsaul, Commission's member Latha Priyakumar has written to Noida SSP for registration of rape cases against the accused cops.

Following clashes between protesters and police in the village and neighbouring areas in May, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had visited the affected farmers and alleged that burnt bodies were found and women were raped, which raised a political storm with UP government denying the charges.

Punia had said the seven victims of the village had personally appeared before the Commission member Latha Priyakumar and testified that they were raped by the Noida policemen.

PTI