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SEB clerk murder issue echoes in Madhya Pradesh Assembly

Posted on Dec 14, 04:55PM | UNI

The issue of the recent murder of a woman clerk and looting of Rs two lakh by miscreants from the cash counter of the Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board (MPSEB) office in the state capital echoed in the state Assembly today.

Raising the matter through a calling attention notice, Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh said that he had inspected the place and found shortcomings in the security of cashier's room where clerk Mira Ahuja was working on the day of her murder.

Alleging that no sense of fear prevailed among criminals, Mr Singh said that the incident took place near Koh-e-Fiza Police Station. He said that MPSEB Women Employee Association's Vice-Chairman Radha Gupta complained to him about the lack of security in the office. Mr Singh said that culprits were still at large in the woman clerk's murder.

Dr Govind Singh (Congress) raised the matter of providing appointment on compassionate ground to the next of kin of the deceased. Mr Ramniwas Rawat (Congress) said that Ms Gupta had complained to senior officials about the lack of security in MPSEB cashier rooms and requested not to depute women cashiers during evening.

In his reply, Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta, who is ironically Ms Gupta's husband, said that shortcomings in the cashier room had been removed. Separate police teams are investigating the murder to nail the accused at the earliest.