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Bulandshahr gang-rape case: Three more, including main accused Salim Bawaria, arrested

On July 29, a group of criminals had sexually assaulted a minor girl and her mother in UP.


Bulandshahr gang-rape case: Three more, including main accused Salim Bawaria, arrested
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Lucknow: Remaining three accused in the horrific Bulandshahr gang-rape case, which had sent shock waves across the country, were arrested on Monday night.

Among those who were arrested is main accused Salim Bawaria.

"Remaining three accused in Bulandshahr gang rape case are arrested," UP DGP Javeed Ahmed said.

"Main accused Salim Bawaria is among those who have been arrested," he added, as per ANI.

Apart from the above, police had said last week that three culprits had been nabbed by them.

On July 29, a group of criminals had waylaid a car, carrying six members of a Noida-based family on their way to Shahjahanpur in western Uttar Pradesh and had sexually assaulted a minor girl and her mother after dragging them out of the vehicle.

The incident had led to widespread criticism of the law- and-order situation in UP.

Apparently rattled by the outcry, senior minister in the Samajwadi Party government Azam Khan had remarked that he suspected a 'political conspiracy' behind the incident, evoking widespread condemnation.

Meanwhile, earlier today, the Allahabad High Court had sought to know from the UP government why the investigation in the case be not handed over to the CBI.

A division bench of Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma had also sought a report on status of probe in the case, including the "criminal antecedents, social background and political affiliations, if any", of the accused persons, as per PTI.

The court has taken suo motu cognisance of the incident.

On the other hand, the Lucknow bench of the HC has also sought within a week an appropriate reply from the UP government on a PIL seeking a direction for a CBI probe into the case.

A division bench of justices Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Vijay Laxmi passed the order on the PIL filed by NGO 'We the People' through its general secretary Prince Lenin.

The court has listed the matter for further hearing on August 22.

(With Agency inputs)

 

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