UP DSP killing: Zia-ul-Haq's wife battles in-laws over govt jobs
Devaria, Pratapgarh (UP): Two days after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav promised government jobs to the kin of slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq, a divide has sprung between the family of the police officer and that of his wife, Parveen Azad.
Parveen has prepared a list of eight people to hand over to the government for the proposed jobs. Most of the people in the list belong to her father's family. The name of Zia-ul-Haq's cousin has been placed at 8th position.
Haq's father has strongly objected to the composition of the list, saying after Parveen, only members from the police officer's side of family should be given the jobs.
The chief minister met Haq’s wife in his native village of Jafuhar tola in Deoria district on Monday. According to reports, he promised five government jobs for the next of kin of the deceased officer in accordance with their qualification and said strict action would be taken against the accused.
Soon after the chief minister's announcement, the Deoria district administration started working on necessary procedures to ensure the promised government jobs to the deceased family. The officers concerned have reportedly forwarded the bio-data of Parveen and Haq's brother Sohrab to the government. The administration has also asked Parveen to make available the bio-date of the rest candidates.
According to reports, instead of five people, Parveen gave a list eight persons to the district administration on Wednesday. And this list has caused a tug of war between Parveen's parents and her in-laws.
"We object to the list. Bhabhi (Parveen) is the most respected member of our family and she deserves first the government job. After her, the members of my family should be given priority. But the list Bhabhi has submitted carries the name of her side of family. Our cousin's name has been placed at the bottom of the list. It is completely unacceptable to us," said Haq's brother Sohrab Ali.
When asked, Haq's father Shamsul Haq said, "Parveen is my daughter-in-law. She is in trauma after she lost her husband. She might have prepared the list under the influence of some people having vested interests. As far as my opinion is concerned, my nephew should get the job. And I have given this in writing to the district administration."
On the other hand Parveen has clarified that she has prepared the list on her own discretion.
The list includes the name of Parveen, her younger sister Farheen Azad, Haq's brother-in-law Mujibur Rahman, Ismail Ahmad (the husband of Parveen's another sister), Haq's sisters Kaneez Fatma and Razia Khatoon and the police officer's cousin Rustam Ali.
Parveen has handed over a list of eight people to the Deoria district administration.