CBI takes over Bulandshahr gang rape incident

Allahabad HC ordered a CBI probe into the gangrape incident after observing that the police investigation is unsatisfactory.

Published: 19th August 2016 08:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2016 08:59 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case on Friday in connection with the gang rape of a woman and her daughter at Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. “The case has been registered following an Allahabad High Court directive on August 12. Sections 395, 397, 376D and 342 of the Indian Penal Code, besides Section 4 of POCSO Act have been invoked," said a CBI official

The Allahabad High Court ordered a CBI probe into the gangrape incident after observing that the police investigation so far is unsatisfactory.

The agency has taken over the investigation of the case that was registered at Kotwali Dehat police station in Bulandshahr on the allegations of abduction, dacoity and gang rape of the woman and her daughter by about half-a-dozen assailants in the fields of Dostpur village in the intervening night of July 29-30.

The Uttar Pradesh Police claims to have arrested five of the accused, whereas one of them is absconding. Police arrested Raesuddin, Sahbaz and Zafar Singh two days day after the incident and later arrested Saleem Bawariya, the alleged leader of a Bawariya gang, and two others Zubair and Sajid.

The incident had taken place when six members of a Noida-based family were travelling to Shahjahanpur in UP. At the national highway passing through Bulandshahr, their car was stopped by criminals at Dostpur village. The assailants dragged the 13-year-old girl and her mother out and raped them in a field nearby.

The victims and their entire family members identified the accused after they shown around 50 photographs criminals of the various areas in the area.

The incident evoked a huge outcry and received widespread criticism over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.The National Commission for Women also slammed the UP police for negligence and “apathy” to the point that there were mistakes even in the preparation of the FIR.

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