Allahabad HC takes suo moto cognizance of Bulandshahr gang-rape, to hear case today
The July 29 Bulandshahr gang-rape had sent shock waves across the country.
Allahabad: Taking suo moto cognizance of the horrific gang-rape of a women and her teenage daughter in Bulandshahr, the Allahabad High Court will take up the case for hearing on Monday.
Listed as a criminal Public Interest Litigation titled “rape of mother and daughter on NH-91”, the case will be heard by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma.
The July 29 Bulandshahr gang-rape when the mother-daughter duo, along with other family members, were dragged out of their car on NH-91and raped in a nearby field had sent shock waves across the country.
Last week, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each to the two victims of the Bulandshahr gang-rape incident.
Akhilesh Yadav said all were “hurt” with the incident and no amount can compensate for the mental trauma of the victims. He said the state government will ensure that the culprits get the strictest punishment and warned police that stern action will be taken against them if such incident happen again in the state.
The three men, who have been arrested, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. However, the police is yet to arrest the gang leader Saleem Bawariya and other accused, who still remain absconding. UP Police have launched a hunt to nab the kingpin of a criminal tribe gang.