Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will meet the victims of the Bulandshahr gang-rape case on August 4, reports said on Tuesday.
The development was confirmed by news agency ANI, which reported that UP CM will meet Bulandshahr gang-rape victims on August 4 in Ghaziabad.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to meet Bulandshahr gang rape victim's family on 4th August in Ghaziabad (UP)
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 2, 2016
The Uttar Pradesh government is reportedly facing Opposition attack on the issue and the fast declining law and order situation across the state.
Causing more embarrassment to the Samajawadi Party government, its senior minister Azam Khan today called the Bulandshahr gang-rape case a political conspiracy.
Azam Khan's insensible remark has drawn a sharp reaction from the Opposition parties, which had earlier pressed for the resignation of Akhilesh Yadav over the brutal gang-rape of a Noida-based mother and daughter near Bulandshahr bypass and also asked him to own up moral responsibility for the heinous crime.
Former Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati demanded a “personal explanation” from Akhilesh on whether “he would be able to return the lost honour of the victims.”
Around six armed men stopped the family car on the Delhi-Kanpur highway early on Saturday morning, according to the FIR registered later on Saturday. The armed men dragged the members to nearby fields and proceeded to rape the teenager and her 35-year-old mother.
The other members of the family were tied up, the FIR added.
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar said the Bulandshahr incident was yet another blot on U.P. and sadly showed that there was ‘jungle raj’ in the State.
“It is complete chaos under the watch of the Chief Minister,” he said.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also trashed the ruling Samajwadi Party government in the State and a member said that in “Akhilesh rule, the compensation of a lost honour was Rs 1 lakh.”
The panel, which sent a fact-finding team to Bulandshahr on Sunday, also questioned the lethargy of the police in reacting to the crime.
Meanwhile, the police claimed that they have arrested three accused and they were identified by the victims. A 300-member task forced was set up on Sunday to arrest the attackers.
The Chief Minister has suspended the Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishan, SP (City) Rammohan Singh, Circle Officer Himanshu Gaurav, SHO Ramsen Singh and four other officials for dereliction of duty.