Muzaffarnagar. Riot for votes. Expose.
Operation #RiotForVotes: Police officers reveal inside story of how
‘political interference fuelled Muzaffarnagar riots’
HEADLINES TODAY | MUZAFFARNAGAR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 | UPDATED 01:31 IST
The Headlines Today Special Investigation – Operation #RiotForVotes –
revealed how in a matter of days, naked communal insanity took over as
politicos and top cops watched the macabre spectacle. The
powers-that-be rolled the dice and the streets and chowks of
Muzaffarnagar turned into their chessboard. What is Operation
Going undercover, the Headlines Today team spoke to UP Police
officials responsible for handling Muzaffarnagar and the aftermath of
the worst communal flare up in the area in a decade.
The men who report to Akhilesh revealed all. It is the biggest expose
of an administration hell bent on doing the oposite of what it is
entrusted with, all for a few more votes.
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responsible for the Muzaffarnagar violence
Shockingly, this is what the cops had to say:
Kalpana Saxena, SP, Crime: All sorts of things were said. There are a
lot of things. We are in a lot of pressure right now. There’s a lot of
work. We’ll talk in peace some day.
Headlines Today: But madam tell why was murder given a communal taint?
Kalpana Saxena, SP, Crime: What do I say? If I tell you in detail,
then all this is very political. Muslims are thinking something.
Hindus are thinking Muslims are being appeased. A lot of that is going
Satya Pratap Singh, Sho, Shahpur
Attacks on a particular community are increasing day by day, in that
context, both police & administration are not taking proper action. We
have to keep in mind what the govt wants & how we can save our job.
Vote bank politics has ruined the country.
RS Bhagaur, SI, Fugna
Let me tell you one thing, the fact that I’m sitting in this police
station is because I have said yes to what they wanted, otherwise I
would have been suspended, sent home. I’m getting old, my kids will be
troubled, where will I get food from?
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R C Tripathi, SDM, Jansath
It’s true that false FIRSs have been lodged. Even those who filed the
FIR know this. 2 boys came & they were killed. Their parents were old.
All these things were picked up by political groups, farmers’ union
took it up. Even before the police could do anything, it got caught up
in law & order situation.
Samar Pal Singh, SHO, Bhopa
Actually there was another big mistake. DM & SSP shouldn’t have gone
to the meeting that was held in Khala Paar.
( Arun Singh, Harish Sharma and Deepak Sharma in Muzaffarnagar)