AAP activists booked after protest in UP’s Bulandshahr (Lead, correcting dateline)

Ghaziabad, Aug 4 (IANS) A case has been registered here against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists for holding a march and burning an effigy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to protest the Bulandshahr gang-rape case, police said on Thursday.

The AAP’s Ghaziabad unit on Wednesday held the protest march and also submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate, saying that the Bulandshahr gang-rape case is a “blot” on the state government. The UP government had proved incompetent to protect the women, it said.

The AAP workers also burnt Akhilesh Yadav’s effigy to protest what they called the “deteriorating” law and order situation in the state.

“The AAP activists have been booked under Section 147 and 353 of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant legal provisions,” Kavi Nagar police station Inspector Ashok Sishodia said.

Thw women’s wing of the Congress also submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters took out a candle march in the Maliwara market on Wednesday evening and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Bulandshahr case.



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