New Delhi, May 9: Amid the ongoing row over the honour killing comment made by senior Uttar Pradesh police officer, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said he had no information about it, and added that his party would responsd only after knowing the full context.
“This question was put to me earlier also. I don’t know about it now that in what context did he make such comment. We will response only after knowing what he has said,” he said.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma had earlier today expressed her anger and dismay over the police officer’s comment, saying that the Uttar Pradesh Government should suspend the latter.
“The way I see it the DIG (Deputy Inspector General of Police) has turned away from his responsibilities. It is his responsibility that if a person, be it a male or a female comes to him for help, he is entitled to help them. The response that he has given is very cowardly and this is not right. I demand that the State Government suspend him and then investigate why he gave such a response,” Sharma said.
Minister of State for Home Jitender Singh also condemned the honour killing comment, saying sensitivity should be maintained while listening to the complaint of everybody.
“I believe he should not have made such comments. Sensitivity should be maintained. But it is a matter of the state government, the Government of India can say very little on this. Sensitivity should be maintained while listening to the complaint of everybody,” he said.
Saharanpur DIG Satish Mathur has allegedly been caught on camera telling the father of a missing girl that had she been his daughter, he ‘would have killed her and committed suicide’.
The IPS officer allegedly made the callous remark when Shaukeen Mohammed approached the police to track down his daughter, saying he believed she had eloped.
The local journalists, who were present at the police station, allegedly recorded the comments of the senior police official on camera. (ANI)