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Mulayam brother alleges UP ministers,DGP targeting MLA

The Samajwadi Party (SP) has alleged that party legislator Vijay Mishra — named by Chief Minister Mayawati for links with the accused...

Written by Ravish Tiwari | New Delhi | Published: July 19, 2010 1:51:32 am

The Samajwadi Party (SP) has alleged that party legislator Vijay Mishra — named by Chief Minister Mayawati for links with the accused in the Allahabad blast — was being targeted by two state Cabinet ministers and the DGP and even faced a grave threat to his life.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother and senior party leader Ram Gopal Yadav has written to Mayawati,alleging that her ministers Rakesh Dhar Tripathi and Ranganath Mishra and DGP Karamveer Singh were targeting Vijay Mishra.

“Dozens of false cases have been framed against Vijay Mishra and his family members under influence from two of your Cabinet colleagues Ranganath Mishra and Rakesh Dhar Tripathi. A conspiracy is being hatched by some criminals and some officers (of the state government) to kill Vijay Mishra,” Yadav wrote,alleging the complicity of DGP Karamveer Singh,who he claimed had an old feud with the SP MLA.

“I am given to understand that there is a conspiracy to frame Vijay Mishra in a false case and send him to jail to get him killed either through criminals in jail or during transit for hearing of the case. It is for this reason that Vijay Mishra has been forced to stay out of the state because of the fear to his life from the above mentioned ministers and officers,” Yadav wrote. He also pointed out that Tripathi is an accused in the killing of Vijay Mishra’s father.

In his letter,Mulayam’s brother also cited the apprehensions of Vijay Mishra’s wife,who has petitioned him to seek protection from the two ministers and the DGP. “I would like to request you to personally intervene in the matter to protect the life of Vijay Mishra and also investigate the actions against him through an independent agency,” Yadav wrote to Mayawati.

Yadav’s SOS to Mayawati holds significance in the wake of the fact that the Chief Minister only on Saturday pointed to Vijay Mishra’s patronage to the accused in the Allahabad blast targeting state minister Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’. One person was killed and the minister and The Indian Express staffer Vijay Pratap Singh were among those injured in the blast last week.

However,Yadav denied any links between his letter and the fingers of suspicion leading to Vijay Mishra. “Let me be very clear that my letter to the Chief Minister has nothing to do with administration pointing fingers towards Vijay Mishra for the Allahabad blast. In fact,I wrote to the Chief Minister not only before the administration’s attempt to link Vijay Mishra to this case but it was written even before the Allahabad incident,” he said over the phone. In fact,he said he has written a similar letter to the Assembly Speaker to draw his attention.

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