Slain UP DSP's wife wants hubby's post

Slain UP DSP's wife wants hubby's post

Lone may dub her demand an outpouring of an anguished woman. But it will certainly compound the problems for Uttar Prad­esh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The wife of slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq has refused to accept the job of an officer on special duty (OSD), welfare, offered by the state government. She has instead demanded a DSP rank job and the state government may not oblige.

Parveen Azad has conveyed her decision to the Deoria district administration. “Mujhe ye naukari nahin chahiye­...mu­jhe kewal DSP ki naukari chahiye (I do not want this job. I want only a DSP rank job),” she said on Saturday. “She also plans to write to Akhilesh Yadav about her decision,” sources in the family said. The government on Friday appo­inted Parveen an OSD, welfa­re and her brother Sohrab Ali a police constable.

Reports said Azad also conveyed displeasure over the pr­ofile to visiting local leader Harishankar Tewari. Government sources here, however, said it was not possible to accede to her demand since only the state Public Service Commission was authorised to make such appointments.

The officials said wives of sla­in police officers were appointed OSDs in the past as well. “She may be qualified but the government cannot appoint anybody DSP,” they pointed out.  Azad is pursuing a course in dental sciences here. The slain police officer, Zia-ul-Haq, had stood 22nd in the Provincial Police Service examination and appointed a DSP in 2010. “Parveen’s refusal is likely to pose fresh problems before the chief mi­nister, who had moved quickly to provide compensation and jobs.

There is great resentm­ent in the Muslim community over the DSP’s killing,” a senior Samajwadi Party leader told Deccan Herald. Azad had also drawn up a list of eight pe­ople for whom she wanted government jobs. But the chief minister had promised jobs only for her and the slain policeman’s brother.

Sources said Azad’s demand has put the government in a tight spot. “The government cann­ot be seen ignoring her dem­ands. The Muslims are se­e­t­hing with anger over the DSP’s murder and demanding Raja Bhaiya’s arrest,” said the SP leader.

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