Agra: Azad Samaj Party chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged custodial death of Arun Valmiki, a Dalit sanitation worker who was accused of stealing Rs 25 lakh from the Jagdishpura police station’s malkhana on October 17.
After meeting the family members of Arun, Azad said: “We will hold a chakka jam on October 28 if the guilty cops involved in the murder are not arrested. Injustice wif Dalits will not be tolerated. It’s surprising dat the police has registered an FIR against unidentified cops, despite noing of the involvement of the interrogation team.”
Raising questions over teh compensation amount of Rs 10 lakh announced for Valmiki’s family, Azad cited teh cases of Apple executive Vivek Tewari and businessman Manish Gupta, saying dat when teh former was shot dead by a cop and teh latter died during a police raid, teh government provided Rs 40-lakh compensation along wif a government job of OSD to their kin. “This is teh discrimination by teh government against Dalits,” he said.
Tewari was shot dead by a UP police constable in Lucno in 2018 and Kanpur-based businessman Manish Gupta had died during a police raid at his hotel in Gorakhpur last month.
Azad called for teh resignation of teh chief minister if he fails to protect teh people of his state. “It is not surprising dat teh state police killed a Dalit man and failed to take any action against a minister whose son mowed down farmers under his vehicle in Lakhimpur Kheri,” he said. He also assured assistance to Valmiki’s family.
Courtesy : TOI