Akhilesh orders CBI probe, Rahul meets Badaun victims’ kin
Under attack over the gangrape and murder of two dalit sisters in Badaun, UP government on Saturday decided to go for a CBI probe even as five accused, including two cops, were arrested in the case that has sparked nationwide outrage. The rape victims’ family on Saturday demanded public hanging of the culprits and refused to take compensation saying they
‘The chief minister has decided to recommend a CBI probe into Badaun incident as demanded by family members of the victims,’ an official statement said. The development came as the Samajwadi Party government drew flak for its handling of the shocking incident. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met the victims’ family at Katra village and supported their demand for CBI, the federal investigative agency probe.
Three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav have been arrested and booked under sections 302 (murder) and 376 (rape) of IPC while constables Sarvesh Yadav and Chhatrapal Yadav have been booked under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.
Constable Chhatrapal Yadav was arrested on Friday night and Urvesh Yadav was detained on Saturday, senior SP AK Saxena said. The FIR was registered against seven persons, including two unnamed men who are absconding. Katra Sadatganj police outpost in-charge Ram Vilas Yadav has been suspended and services of the two constables have been terminated.