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Amar Singh visits Nithari; victim families get plots
Our Correspondent and UNI

Noida, January 8
Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh visited Nithari village here today to hand over allotment letters of 26 sq mt plots to families of 17 victims of the tragedy. He said the guilty would not be spared.

He said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had acted speedily in ordering relief to the victims’ families, besides punishing the guilty officers. He had ordered a CBI inquiry into the case, but what Renuka Chaudhari, Sonia Gandhi and other leaders had done for the affected people.

“There are bigger tragedies in other parts of the country like Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh and now Assam, but what have the Congress governments done there?” he said.

“No one can compensate for the loss of a child, but there are serial killers and psychopaths elsewhere too. Have CBI inquiries been ordered into the Gurgaon serial killings by taxi drivers, case of molestation at the Gateway of India in Mumbai and other such cases in Assam and Punjab,” he said.

“The Nithari case was solved by our own officers,” he said. They should be complimented for that,” he added.

“There are 11 lakh children missing in the country. Delhi tops the list with 2,600 cases. It is followed by Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan etc. We did not politicise the death of 70 women in Lucknow when the BJP leader had distributed saris. It was during the time of Atalji’s government at the Centre. We want to bring out the truth and unmask those involved in the case so that they could be punished,” he added. He asked why the CBI was taking that long in coming to Nithari now.

The 17 plots were approved in Sector 122 by the Noida Authority Board in its meeting held today so that Amar Singh could hand over the allotment letters to the allottees, who would have to pay Rs 11 lease rent for 11 years.



Serial killer held in Bihar

Patna, January 8
With the nation yet to recover from the shock over the Nithari child slaughters, Patna police has stumbled upon a serial killer, who used to lure young people to parties organised by him and later butchered them.

Subodhan Kumar alias Laden, eluded the police for 11 years before being caught yesterday from a place under Gandhi Maidan police station of Patna for illegal possession of firearms.

The police said the 25-year-old Laden, a matriculate from Sandalpur village in Nalanda district, had confessed to killing at least nine persons, including a Kashmiri, since 1995. — PTI



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