UP govt confirms invoking of NSA against Dulhera gang-rape accused

The Uttar Pradesh state advisory board has confirmed the detention of three Dulhera gang-rape accused under the National Security Act, officials said on Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 14:52 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: The Uttar Pradesh state advisory board has confirmed the detention of three Dulhera gang-rape accused under the National Security Act, officials said on Wednesday.

District Magistrate Koshal Raj Sharma told reporters that UP state advisory board has confirmed the NSA which was invoked in June against three accused -- Ahsan (32), Arif (22) and Shehzad (23).

According to the police, the victim was gang-raped by five persons when she was returning to her village in Shahpur area in Muzaffarnagar on June 3. The accused were arrested following the incident.

The gang-rape had sparked widespread protests in the area.

Following direction from the state government, Circle Officer Shelender Lal, SHO Shahpur, Hindvir Singh and four other police personnel were later suspended for negligence.