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Anuj Bidve: Hapless police post £50,000 reward

by | 30th, December 2011

WHO killed Anuj Bidve. The police have arrested five men for the murder of the Indian student in Salford. They have used the words “racially motivated and called Anuj Bidve’s death a hate crime , although not one motivated by, er, race.

You might suppose that the polcei were making progress. So. Why have they posted a £50,000 reward for anyone naming Anuj Bidve’s killer?

Greater Manchester Police appear to be struggling to catch the killer or killers of 23-year-old Anuj Bidve.

The BBC pushes the race line, albeit subtly:

The Lancaster University student was shot by a white man in the early hours.

Det Ch Supt Mary Doyle, who is leading the murder inquiry, tells the BBC:

“It is an extremely unusual, savage and motiveless attack, an absolutely horrific crime, which is why we are taking the step of issuing [the reward] a bit earlier than we normally would. We absolutely understand the need to take whoever is responsible for this off the streets.”

Which tells us that the police have no evidence against all or any one of the five arrested men or not enough to secure a conviction. Three of the five have been releaed on bail.Two men aged 19 and 20 are still being questioned by detectives.

Says Doyle:

“That’s the reason we are issuing it now at such an early stage.”

Maybe. A cynic might say it’s because the case if high profile and there is lots of money in overseas students Mr Bidve was studying at Lancaster University. The GMP need to look busy and proactive.

Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, says:

“Overseas students need to be reassured that the UK has taken every possible step to ensure such a tragic event will not happen again.”

How? By arming students, or keeping them under curfew?

The police have already stuffed up. Anuj Bidve’s father, Subhash Bidve, found out about his son’s murder on Facebook.

ACC Copley assures one

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