NEW DELHI: Even as the BJP demanded a CBI inquiry into the migration of families from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh to restore the confidence of panic-stricken people of the area, another party MLA on Friday gave a 15-day ultimatum to the state government to bring them back.
A BJP team that had visited the spot submitted its report to Governor Ram Naik and state party president Keshav Prasad Maurya on Friday. In its report, the team hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government saying it should try to restore people’s confidence instead of trying to prove the figure of those who have migrated wrong.
The report alleged that some police officers were working in tandem with gang leaders to perpetuate a reign of terror. It claimed that the state government had tried to discriminate on the basis of religion in giving even compensation or other facilities.
The report also named three persons — Shiv Kumar, Vinod Singhal, and Rajendra — who were allegedly killed in 2014 for not paying extortion money. The family members of the trio agreed that the killings were orchestrated by Mukim Kala and Furqan gang, the report said adding they had also met several people who paid up to Rs 10 lakh to stay.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA Sangeet Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case, and Samajwadi Party leader Atul Pradhan took out separate rallies even as prohibitory orders were enforced in Shamli district and borders of Kairana were sealed.
Both rallies were stopped. Som warned that if the SP government does not bring Hindus, who have migrated, back in 15 days, no one will be able to stop BJP workers from going to Kairana. The Shamli district administration is, however, said to have found that only three families had left Kairana due to fear of criminals from the list of 346 families said to have “fled” due to persecution.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh too advocated caution, saying that instead of issuing statements on a sensitive issue it is better to act cautiously.