On Hathras incident, CM Adityanath tries to put SP in dock

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Facing the Opposition’s attack over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Wednesday invoked the recent murder in Hathras to take a dig at Samajwadi Party.

Referring to the red caps worn by SP members, he said in the Assembly: “The Hathras incident has once again put the cap in a dock… Is there no link of Samajwadi Party to yesterday’s unfortunate incident in Hathras?… Why the word Samajwadi is associated with every criminal… I just want to ask this…”.

The Chief Minister was referring to the murder of a 50-year-old man in Hathras on Monday, allegedly by a man accused of molesting his daughter two years ago. Since the incident came to light, the BJP has been alleging that the main accused has links to SP. SP, however, has denied the claim.

After the Chief Minister’s remark, Leader of the Opposition in Assembly and SP leader Ram Govind Chaudhary claimed that he had photos of the accused with a BJP MP. To this, the Chief Minister asked if the accused had put up posters for Samajwadi Party.

Two more arrested in murder case

New Delhi: Two more accused were arrested Wednesday in connection with the killing of a 50-year-old man, who had filed a police complaint regarding his daughter’s alleged molestation in Hathras district, police said.

“Teams were formed to trace the six accused. One accused, Lalit, had already been arrested. Two other accused were tracked down. Both of them have been arrested and sent to judicial custody. We are trying to ascertain details of other accused from those arrested,” said SP Vineet Jaiswal. —ENS


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