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Arushi Murder Case
Mayawati shifts three senior cops
Shahira Naim/Tribune News Service

Lucknow, June 1
Citing the creation of an enabling environment for the CBI to conduct an impartial probe into the Arushi murder case, Chief Minister Mayawati today transferred the three top officers handling the double murder case in Noida.

Those summarily removed by the Chief Minister today are IG Meerut zone Gurdarshan Singh, DIG Meerut P C Meena and SSP Noida, Satish Ganesh.

Addressing a press conference at her official 5 Kalidas Road residence, Chief Minister Mayawati expressed satisfaction at the work done by her police officers so far. She said that she still did not want any of her police officers to be blamed for creating hurdles in the CBI probe.

Expressing her government’s commitment to bring the real culprits to book the CM informed that she had asked her principal secretary (Home) and director general of police to provide all possible assistance to the CBI team that has started probing the case.

Once again justifying her decision to transfer the case to the CBI, the CM admitted that the Noida police had already found important leads in the Arushi murder case. However, as the victim’s family had expressed a lack of faith in the UP police officers, she had decided to hand over the investigation to the Central investigating agency so that justice should not just be done but appear to be done as well.

PTI adds: Mayawati said from the very beginning her government wanted the probe to be conducted in an honest and impartial manner.

“My government wants that CBI should be given all facilities to probe the case impartially to clear the picture,” she said.

The new Meerut IG is Gyan Singh, DIG P.V. Rama Shastri and R.K. Chaturvedi is Noida SSP having swapped place with Ganesh, who has been appointed SSP Mathura. The CBI team also talked to the Noida police officials, who were probing the double murder.

A CBI spokesperson said the agency registered a case in the matter today under section 320 (murder) of Indian Penal Code.

The CBI took custody of the laptop of Aarushi's father and the desktop of the girl for further examination in their laboratory where the agency would try and retrieve even the data that were deleted.



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