Main accused, two other arrested in Bulandshahr rape case


Bulandshahr : After intensive raids, three accused in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case were arrested by UP police, state DGP Javed Ahmed said. Saleem and other two accused were arrested last night and the police disclosed about their arrests after the victims identified them. All the six accused have now been arrested. Sources said those arrested in connection with the horrific crime had revealed that to chalk out their next move, they had met at Bharatpur in the nearby Rajasthan from where they were nabbed. A 35-year-old woman and her daughter were gang-raped at gunpoint on NH 9 near Bulandshahr on July 31. Police had earlier arrested three accused -- Naresh (25), Bablu(22) and Raees(28) -- after they were identified by the victim family. The three were sent to jail after sustained interrogation on the possible hideouts of the remaining three accused during which they revealed details of their possible locations. On the basis of the information extracted from the trio, seven police teams were dispatched to track down the remaining three accused. Inspector general, Meerut, Sujit Pandey, who was spearheading the investigation on the directives of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, said the probe so far had revealed that six persons were involved in the crime. Though their was no official confirmation about the place of arrest, sources said the three were picked up from their hideout in Rajasthan after specific leads. Yesterday, Allahabad High court had asked the UP government whether they are ready for a CBI probe into the Bulandshahr incident and sought all the documents related to police investigation. The court will hear the case again on August 22. Another incident of gang-rape was reported from Bulandshahr on Yamuna Expressway. A 9th standard student was gangraped by two youths in Jevar area in the sugarcane fields near the service lane between Jhajhar and Khurja, yesterday afternoon. Police here today said when the 15-year-old girl, who was abducted by the youths, raised an alarm , the accused tried to flee but one of them was apprehended by the local people.

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