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Gulam Jeelani, New Delhi: The Haryana government has “agreed” to transfer the probe into the Mewat double-murder and gangrape case to the
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), members of a delegation that met Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said.
A 11-member delegation, comprising three MLAs and two former ministers cutting across party lines and representatives of the district bar association met him in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
In Delhi, Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari, flanked by the gang-rape victims, their family members and social activist Shabnam Hashmi, also held a press conference to demand a CBI probe.The delegation demanded strict action against local police officials for alleged “negligence” in handling the case, compensation of Rs 50 lakh for each of the two sexual assault survivors and government job for a family member.
INLD legislator Zakir Hussain, who was in the team, told Hindustan Times that the chief minister said he wanted the truth to come out and instantly agreed to transfer the case to CBI.
“The chief minister promised action against erring officials. While the CM did not commit himself to any sum, he assured adequate compensation for the victims,” he said.
The delegation included INLD MLA Naseem Ahmed, Independent MLA Rahish Khan, former ministers Aftab Ahmed and Mohammad Ilyas, district bar association president Aabid, social worker Kishore Yadav, and advocates Tahir Dewla, Mohammad Tehla, Shaukat, Kishore Yadav and Noorudin.
“The CM was responsive and said he will announce a CBI probe, enhance compensation and also take action against erring police officials for laxity,” Ahmad said.
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However, a home department official said he had not received any instructions with regard to transfer of the case to CBI so far.