Hooda promises fair probe into Sarita suicide case

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Chandigarh, June 12 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the enquiry into the Sarita suicide case would be fair and stern action would be taken against the guilty but regretted that the issue was being politicised by ''certain vested interests.'' Sarita, who was allegedly raped by two policemen in Rohtak district, had committed suicide in protest against police inaction by consuming poison at the Haryana Police headquarters at Panchkula near here on Monday.

The Chief Minister, while talking to mediapersons after addressing a meeting of block presidents of Haryana Congress here today, said had the deceased apprised him of the matter, the situation would have been different today.

He made it clear that strict action would be taken against those found guilty.

To a question, he said the IG Rohtak Range, district SP and area DSP were transferred to ensure fair probe into the case.

When his attention was drawn towards the demand for a CBI probe by a political party to look into the circumstances leading to the tragic incident, Mr Hooda said nobody had met him to request for a probe by the Central agency.

To another question, Mr Hooda said the government had already taken action against those who had not acted in time. Those found guilty had either been dismissed, suspended or transferred and further action would be taken after receiving the report of the enquiry.

On the suggestion made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that states should take austerity measures, the Chief Minister said the Haryana government was already conscious in this regard and was not making much expenditure.

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