Freeing those facing false cases will take time, says Akhilesh
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Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today announced that innocent persons implicated in fake cases will be freed by his government, but it may take some time as several issues were involved.
Making the announcement at a rally in Azamgarh after distributing cheques of unemployment allowance and Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme, the Chief Minister said: "People have been implicated in fake cases. Many of them are Samajwadi Party (SP) workers. The government is studying their cases as it involves several issues."
He stated that besides the court angle, several other points have to be considered. "There are many things. We need to ascertain whether those arrested by the police were involved. What was the recovery from them? Where did the actual arrest take place?" he added.
After the Batla House encounter in 2008, several youths from Azamgarh were arrested on terror charges. In its election manifesto, the Samajwadi Party had stated that innocent Muslim youths behind bars would be released and compensated, and officials responsible for their arrests would be punished.
Akhilesh also targetted the previous Mayawati regime for "looting the exchequer" by constructing memorials in name of dalit icons. "People have ousted them from power. They have been punished for their misdeeds," he said.
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