Bulandshahr Rape Case: Main Accused Among 3 Arrested


Lucknow: Three accused arrested, news agency ANI quotes UP DGP Javeed Ahmed in Bulandshahr Gang Rape case. Remaining 3 accused arrested in the Bulandshahr gang rape case.

The Allahabad High Court will on Monday hear the Bulandshahr rape case. The court took suo moto cognizance of the recent gangrape of a woman and her minor daughter on a highway passing through Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh which sent shock waves across the country, and decided to hear the matter.

The case has been listed as a criminal Public Interest Litigation titled “rape of mother and daughter on NH-91” in the causelist for Monday and it would be heard by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma.

Court sources have told PTI that the Chief Justice decided to hear the matter suo motu taking a grim view of the horrific sexual assault which took place on July 29 when the mother-daughter duo, accompanied by four other family members, was dragged out of their car on the highway and raped in a nearby field.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each to the two victims of the Bulandshahr gangrape incident.

Akhilesh Yadav said all were “hurt” with the incident and no amount can compensate for the mental trauma of the victims. He said the state government will ensure that the culprits get the strictest punishment and warned police that stern action will be taken against them if such incident happen again in the state.

The three men, who have been arrested, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. However, the police is yet to arrest the gang leader Saleem Bawariya and other accused, who still remain absconding. UP Police have launched a hunt to nab the kingpin of a criminal tribe gang.