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15 suspects detained, main accused identified in Bulandshahr rape case

31 Jul 2016 | By Mansi Motwani
The Bulandshahr Gang Rape Case

15 suspects were detained by the UP Police and the main accused in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case was identified.

35-year old woman from Noida along with her 14-year old daughter were raped by a gang of dacoits for nearly 3 hours on the night of 29th July, 2016.

Javed Ahmed, UP DVG, tweeted: Going all out to nab the culprits. All resources being deployed."

In context: The Bulandshahr Gang Rape Case

31 Jul 201615 suspects detained, main accused identified in Bulandshahr rape case

The IncidentUnfolding of events

The victims were on their way to Shahjahanpur from Noida late at night, driving down the Delhi-Kanpur NH91 with four other male family members.

Near Dostpur village, their car was hit by an iron rod, which forced the driver to stop and examine the damage.

The criminals, hiding behind roadside bushes, ambushed the driver, forcing him to drive the car into the fields.

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Plight of the victims

Male members of the family were tied up and the woman and her daughter were assaulted. The robbers also snatched Rs.11,000 and some jewellery from the victims.
Bulandshahr: Police identify and detain 3 accused

01 Aug 2016Bulandshahr: Police identify and detain 3 accused

UP Police have identified and detained three people accused of raping a mother and daughter at gunpoint.

The three were identified as Naresh, Rais and Bablu, after police interrogated 15 members of a nomadic tribe in the area.

Police added that the three accused have been identified by the victims and they would be booked under the National Security Act.

19 Aug 2016CBI takes over Bulandshahr rape probe

The CBI has registered a case to look into the gangrape of a woman and her daughter in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.

A CBI spokesperson said sections 395, 397, 376D and 342 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of POCSO Act have been invoked.

The UP police claimed to have arrested 5 of the accused while one is still on the run.

22 Aug 2016Three held in Bulandshahr rape case

The CBI, which took over investigations into the Bulandshahr rape case, has arrested three suspects connected to the incident.

Sources stated that the CBI will now produce the three before the court in order to take custody of them for interrogation.

CBI officials said, "all case details case are being collected from the local police," and that investigations would continue.

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17 Nov 2016Bulandshahr rape case: UP minister asked to apologize for insensitivity

Uttar Pradesh minister, Azam Khan was directed by the Supreme Court to unconditionally apologize for labelling the Bulandshahr gang-rape case a "political conspiracy."

According to Khan, the conspiracy could be to "malign the image of Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government in Uttar Pradesh."

SC also sought the Attorney General's assistance in handling statements made by public officials towards rape and molestation.

07 Dec 2016SC rejects Azam Khan's apology

The Supreme Court has rejected Azam Khan's apology for calling the Bulandshahr gang-rape case a 'political conspiracy'; the court said the apology was "was not an unconditional apology."

Khan responded by saying he would include the word "remorse" in his fresh affidavit; the SC said it would "examine whether remorse is sufficient" for an unconditional apology.

The next hearing is scheduled for 15 December.

30 Mar 2017Mukul Rohatgi: Azam Khan's rape remark part of free speech

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the SC that former UP Minister Azam Khan's insensitive remarks on the Bulandshahr rape case was part of his right to free speech.

Rohatgi added that despite this coming under the purview of free speech, aggrieved parties could file civil defamation suits against Khan.

The matter has been posted for further hearing on 20 April.