The police found another country-made pistol in his bag.
All four tested positive for COVID-19 the same day and were sent to the L2 hospital in Khurja Nagar, the officer said, adding that police were deployed outside their ward.
Khurja police station SHO Mithilesh Kumar Upadhayay has been suspended with immediate effect for his failure to keep the CCTV camera in working condition.
The gang-rape case against Israr dates back to June 18 last year, when his brother Salman gave 'triple talaq' to his wife following a quarrel with her.
Accused Saleem Khan was held by a Kotwali Dehat police team after a complaint was lodged in the case by the district's cyber cell on Saturday, an official said.
The bypoll has been necessitated after Bulandshahr BJP MLA Virendra Singh Sirohi died in March this year.
More horrors from UP: Two held after 22-year-old rape survivor dies in Balrampur; minor girl assaulted in Bulandshahr
The mother of the Balrampur rape victim claimed that the rapists broke the legs and back of her daughter, a charge denied by the police.
Her reaction came on the Bulandshahr road mishap in which a girl named Sudeeksha Bhati, who was studying in the US, died in a road accident on Monday allegedly due to eve-teasing.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote to UP Police chief H C Awasthy and asked him to ensure swift, fair and thorough investigation in the matter.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the incident. He has given a 24-hour deadline to Bulandshahr police authorities to nab the culprits and bring them to book.
Nishad Party president and founder Sanjay Nishad confirmed the appointment.
According to the survivor's complaint, the accused allegedly raped her on multiple occasions after she went to her aunt's house in Khurja Dehat area in November, 2019, they said.
In a strong rebuttal to Sanjay Raut’s tweets, the UP CM office handle posted that the expression of concern by him on the gruesome killing of the sadhus smacks of politics.
Two priests were found murdered at a temple in Bulandshahr district on Tuesday morning, allegedly killed by a local youth.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed senior officials to take strict action against the culprit and submit a detailed report.