Aarushi's is 11th case recommended by UP for CBI probe

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New Delhi, May 30 (UNI) The Noida double murder case is the 11th case the one-year-old Mayawati government has recommended to the Central Bureau of Investigation for an ''impartial probe.'' Since the Mayawati government came to power in May last year, it has preferred to recommend many controversial cases, mostly involving politicians, to the CBI.

But the Central agency is yet to respond to the UP government's request in most of the cases.

Taking suo-moto cognisance of the doubts raised by the bereaved family members over the investigation carried out by the Noida police in the double murder case, Ms Mayawati told reporters, ''the letter of recommendation for the CBI probe is being sent to the Centre today but I want an assurance from the UPA government that the CBI will take up the case.'' She said her government was committed to ensuring a fair probe into the case and would see that no innocent person was framed.

The UP Chief Minister said as Aarushi's family was casting aspersions on the Noida police's handling of the probe, the case was referred to the CBI. ''Though I assure that the probe is fair, I am recommending the case to the CBI in order to erase all doubts from the minds of Aarushi's family members,'' she added.

Union Minister of state for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal and Ms Mayawati have often come at loggerheads over her decisions to recommend politically sensitive cases to the CBI. The Union Minister, who also represents Kanpur in the Lok Sabha, has charged the UP Government for recommending petty cases to the CBI.

The cases recommended for a CBI probe include the food grain scam, police recruitment scam, Anpara-Unnao 800 kv transmission line tower painting scam, Muradabad kidney case, BJP CD case, Shashi kidnapping case, Allahabad Madarsa case, BSP MLA Raju Pal murder case, fraud recruitment in land acquisition office in Maharajgunj on the basis false certificates case and the 'Teesri Azadi' CD case.

The UP government has maintained that all the cases were complex in nature and in most of the cases, involvement of powerful leaders and senior administrative officers came into light during the investigation.

At a recent press conference, Ms Mayawati had said the 'Teesri Azadi' CD case, in which Lord Ram was allegedly portrayed as an anti-Dalit, was recommended for CBI probe as even senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari had sought a similar investigation in the legislative assembly.

Similarly, referring to the food grains scam, the UP government claimed that when the Special Investigation Team carried out the investigation, it turned out to be an inter-state crime.

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