Almora, May 10 UNI | 7 months ago

Chitai temple of the Golu Devta was witness to poignant cries for justice of wailing relatives of four locals nabbed on May 5 on alleged charges of Maoism and treason.

Golu Devta is thought to be an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav or Lord Shiva and is worshipped all over the region as the dispenser of justice.

Relatives of the accused-Diwan Singh Bisht, Jagdish Ram, Govind Ram from Patia and Rajpur resident Jiwan Chandra- met at the Chitai Gwail temple today and held combined worship and cried for delivering prompt justice in the case.

When their pleas to local administration and representatives fell on deaf ears, the villagers said they were were forced to take the last resort to invoke the Golu deity in Chitai, about 10 km from here, and vowed to do justice and severely punish the alleged guilty police administration in this case.

The wives and children of the accused claimed in the plea that they were poor villagers and police and intelligence agencies had wrongfully dragged their kin in the serious case of treason.

They also claimed that the arrests of the accused were shown from different places than the actual location.

From Patia village Shobha, Bhagwati, Sarita, Hema, Saruli, Basanti, Pappulal, Kundan, Jiwan and Hem were among those who signed the plea. They were supported by several local prominent people including Uttarakhand Parivartan Party (UPP) central president P C Tewari.

SP, Almora, Ashok Kumar Bhatt said that the police was working according to the rules. It had collected more evidence during the remand of the accused. He stressed that police was working as per the law and had not targeted any one.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)

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