New Delhi, Oct 4 (UNI) Vibrations of the infamous police recruitment scam of Uttar Pradesh, which has Chief Minister Mayawati and her arch rival Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav locked in a bitter political battle, today reached the Centre with Mr Yadav's party here saying it expected a reaction from the Home Ministry.
The SP was slamming an official probe into the alleged sexual exploitation of some women candidates during recruitment for police services in the state during the tenure of the previous Mulayam Singh government which had recommended narco analysis of some police officers and politicians.
The Mayawati Government had last month sacked 18,000 police personnel, and suspended 25 senior IPS officers and over 150 PPS officers for their alleged involvement in the recruitment scam.
SP General Secretary Prof Ramgopal Yadav today told a press conferenec that by levelling allegations of large scale sexual exploitation of female candidates, probe officer Additional Director General of Police Shailja Kant Misra had created a very humiliating situation for all women who applied for recruitment and also for all those who were in service.
''It is a serious matter. Some of the candidates were married and some were going to be married, and the news of their sexual exploitation was having very serious repercussions on their lives.
It would also affect all those already in service. The Home Ministry should react to it as the matter was directly related to it,'' said Prof Yadav said.
Replying to a question on the recommendation of the probe team for narco test of some officers and politicians, he said it would be better if Chief Minister Mayawati herself was subjected to a narco test as it would reveal how she manipulated the police officers to write such a report to malign Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav's regime.
''Ms Mayawati should apologise to all women and promise not to stoop so low in political vindictiveness as to have no qualms in denigrating women,'' he said.
''As for Mr Misra, he was acting like a puppet. In fact, the way he was conducting himself, he was raising doubts whether he was in his senses at all,'' he added.
Former chief minister and S P president Mulayam Singh Yadav had launched a sharp attack on Ms Mayawati on this issue at Badaun in Uttar Pradesh yesterday.
On Monday, women radio operators in the state hit the streets and demanded that an FIR be lodged against Mr Mishra for his ''irresponsible remarks''.
The women radio operators said while they had lost their jobs, the statement made by the ADG had created social problems for them.