Double murder: BJP demands commissioner system in Noida

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Noida, May 22 (UNI) The sensational Noida double murder case has once again brought to the fore the demand to have a police commissioner system in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP MP from Khurja and former Union minister Ashok Pradhan said here the only way to curb the rising crime graph was to introduce the police commissioner system.

Demanding the removal of the SSP, he said the local police failed to initiate a proper investigation into the double murder.

''Commissioner system will give more power to the police...it will also make senior officials more responsible,'' he added.

The debate to have a police commissioner system in the most populated state of the country was initiated last year by Governor T V Rajeswar. During the Annual Police Day Parade, the Governor had advocated the police commissioner system giving example of some states where this system had been implemented with success.

Reacting to the Governor's suggestion, Chief Minister Mayawati had maintained that the state government was not against the implementation of the police commissioner system but it would be implemented after the police force improved its style of functioning.

She had also blamed the previous regimes of Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party of allowing ''ills to take root in the police force.'' Aarushi--a class IX student of the Delhi Public School and daughter of a noted dentist Rajesh Talwar -- along with her servant Hemraj, was murdered at her residence in the posh Sector 25 on May 15.

The Noida police have yet to lay its hands on any concluding evidence to nail any accused even after seven days of the gruesome murder of the 14-year-old girl, despite its claim of being close to unravelling the murder mystery.

Meanwhile, police have detained four people known to Talwars' servant Hemraj, who were being interrogated at an unknown place under Surajpur police station area by the sleuths of the Special Task Force (STF) probing the murder.

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