Lucknow:The Mayawati government ordered a CB-CID inquiry into the entire episode of Bhatta-Parsaul case, including the rape charges and the firing incidents during an agitation by farmers over the issue of land acquisition in Greater Noida.

The government was prompted to take this decision on the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission. The state government had earlier formed a special team to investigate the case.

The government has ordered an inquiry into all incidents related to Bhatta-Parsaul in Gautam Budh Nagar, UP Home Secretary Deepak Kumar told reporters. He said these incidents include those of firing and allegations of rape but did not divulge much about of the time-frame fixed for the CB-CID team or the instructons emted out to it.

During the staging of agitation by farmers of Bhatta-Parsaul on May7, demanding a hike in land compensation, things went out of control when a clash ensued between police and farmers resulting in firing. The entire episode was given a political colour. Meanwhile, it was also disclosed that the incident was followed by arson in then villagers’ houses and rape of women.
The NCST (National Commission of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe) has ordered to pursue cases against accused policemen.

Acting Chief NCW,Yasmin Abrar also made a trip to the village between May 24 and May 28 while NHRC toured the village on May 25.

Before this,state government had also ordered for constituting a team consisting additional SP (rural police) Rakesh Kumar Jolly, Regional Officer of Greater Naiad, Brajesh Kumar Srivastava in-charge women police station including women help cell to pursue probe.

The team will also look into those affidavits in which women of the village had accused the policemen of rape.

JPN\ Bureau