Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik has urged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to probe into the case of burnt and stained journalist with impartiality. This urging has come as a response to the mounting pressure in the Uttar Pradesh government to dig in further into the case wherein allegedly Singh was burnt to death because he had posted comments on facebook which were against SP minister Ram Murti Verma and this has pointed towards the ruthless misuse of power by politicians and public had urged for justice in the matter.
Naik told about his meeting with the UP Chief Minister and said that the issue of Shahajanpur was discussed in the meeting and he has requested the probe in the case to be free of political pressure and do justice.
On the question of Ram Murti Verma’s resignation, Naik said that it would be Chief Minister’s final call. However, Naik agreed that the continuation of post by Verma would create doubt amongst people.
Jangendra Verma, journalist based in UP died because of severe burns and injuries after he was burnt alive by local policemen on June 1. Journalist’s family has claimed that the policemen had taken the action on the command of Verma. They have demanded the resignation of Verma and also called for CBI probe into the case.
While the ruling government- SP has ruled out immediate action against its minister, Shivapal Singh Yadav, senior leader said that Verma cannot be forced to resign unless full inquiry is done into the matter. Added to this is the statement of Minister Prasanna Yadav who said that the death was written in journalist’s destiny.
According the the reports, Jagendra Singh had written in the newspapers about the illegal mining and forced occupation of land and had accused the MLA for that.