UP rape case: BJP to `gherao` Akhilesh Yadav`s office on Monday

BJP on Sunday announced a `gherao` of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav`s office tomorrow to protest the increasing instances of crime against women in the state.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014, 22:25 PM IST

Lucknow: BJP on Sunday announced a `gherao` of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav`s office tomorrow to protest the increasing instances of crime against women in the state.

BJP`s state president Laxmikant Bajpai told reporters here that women workers of the party would organise a gherao of the Chief Minister`s office tomorrow morning.

Raising questions over the role of police in gang-rape and murder of two sisters in Badaun and rape cases in Azamgarh and Etawah, Bajpai demanded that FIRs should be lodged against police officers right from IG to outpost incharge.
He alleged that in its enquiry the party found that in all the three cases the accused were either having patronisation of the ruling party or they were SP workers.

Bajpai also said that in all these cases rape victims belonged either to the backward community or to the Dalit community and in all cases the role of police was suspicious.

He demanded that compensation of Rs 25 lakh be given to the victims and their family members.
Attacking the chief minister, Bajpai said that even after rape and murder of two girls he didn`t find time to go to Badaun.

BJP`s women workers had protested at the Akhilesh`s office earlier on May 30 also and had given an ultimatum to the government that if incidents of atrocities against women were not checked then they would `gherao` the Chief Minister`s office again on June 2.