SC notice to UP seeking transfer of Bulandshahr gangrape probe

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea seeking the transfer of a probe into the Bulandshahr gangrape from the state police.

Justice Dipak Misra and Justice V. Nagappan, while issuing notice on the plea by the father of the minor girl raped, appointed senior counsel Fali Nariman as amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.

Besides seeking the transfer of investigation from Uttar Pradesh Police, the father has urged the court to monitor the same.

The bench has framed four questions to be addressed by it relating to the role of the people in power in making comments in the case involving gang rape, murder or such heinous crime.

The notice has also been issued to Uttar Pradesh Minister for Urban Development Azam Khan, against whom the father has sought registration of FIR for describing the alleged gang rape as a political conspiracy.

The minor girl and her mother were allegedly gang raped on the national highway near Bulandshahr while they along with the father were going to Shahjahanpur on July 29.

Addressing the court, the victim’s lawyer said she suffered trauma for five hours in the presence of her father and other family members and when they called police it did not respond for 25 minutes.

Seeking a FIR against Azam Khan, the father has taken exception to his statement describing the incident as a political conspiracy and described it as “outrageous to the modesty” of the victims.

The father has alleged that it was a case of gangrape and dacoity as the perpetrators also took away their cash and jewellery.



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