BJP meets UP governor, seeks CBI probe in Bulandshahr rape

Lucknow: Calling for a CBI probe into the Bulandshahr gangrape case, a BJP delegation on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and demanded immediate dismissal of the Samajwadi Party government, accusing it of "failing" on all fronts.

Led by BJP Legislature Party Leader Suresh Khanna, the leaders met Naik at Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Pointing towards "laxity" on part of police in handling the case, they said the incident was painful and unfortunate.

"It is an outcome of the laxity on part of the government and its inability and lenience towards criminals," the memorandum alleged, adding the intention of the government was not right from the very beginning.

The delegation said three accused were arrested but none of them were interrogated. Their remand was also not sought.

It said there was a need to arrest the remaining accused at the earliest and ensure justice to the victims.

"It is our demand that a CBI probe should be conducted into the incident," it said, alleging there was a complete anarchy in the state and incidents of crime on highways was on the rise in Uttar Pradesh as criminals were "moving freely".

"The government and administration are not executing their responsibility correctly. At more than 1,100 places, police have filed cases of manhandling or assault. There is an atmosphere of fear among people over rising cases," it said. "The Chief Minister (Akhilesh Yadav) was not able to handle the state and the government has failed on all fronts. In such a situation, we demand sending a report to the Centre to dismiss the government immediately," it added.

Yadav on Thursday said he was ready for a CBI probe and accused the opposition of "tutoring the victims", a remark dubbed by BJP as "insensitive" and insulting to women.

Updated Date: Aug 05, 2016 19:19 PM

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