Seven chargesheeted in highway gang rape case
Muzaffarnagar: Seven persons including two
cousins of suspended BSP MLA Shahnawaz Rana have been
chargesheeted in connection with the gang rape of two women on
the Delhi-Mussourie highway on the night of June 21.
The BSP MLA's cousins Saddam Rana and Shahzaib Rana, two
policemen Narender Kumar and Jarrar Ahmad, driver Dilshad,
Ragib and Mashroof have been chargesheeted on charges of gang
rape, SP Shiv Ram Yadav said.
A local court has directed the police to produce the
accused before it on September 26, he said.
The Delhi-based women had been abducted on the night of
June 21 while returning to the national capital from Mussourie
in a car. The group had stopped near a petrol pump on NH-58
when the incident took place.
The woman were gang raped on gun-point in a nearby house
by the accused where they were taken after the abduction,
The car bearing a VIP number plate which was allegedly
used to abduct the women was recovered from Rana's residence.
Taking a serious note of the incident, Mayawati had
suspended the Bijnor MLA from the membership of BSP and
directed the Special Task Force (STF) to probe the incident.
The police had converted attempt to rape case into gang
rape after taking cognisance of victims' statement.