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Bulandshahr gang rape: Oppn seeks Akhilesh's resignation

BSP supremo Mayawati demands 'personal explanation' from CM

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Publish Date: Aug 1 2016 10:40AM | Updated Date: Aug 1 2016 10:40AM

Bulandshahr gang rape: Oppn seeks Akhilesh's resignation

 Opposition parties on Monday demanded  resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the gang rape of a Noida-based mother and daughter near Bulandshah. 

 
They also asked him to own up moral responsibility of the heinous crime.
 
Former Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati demanded a "personal explanation" from the CM on whether "he would be able to return to lost honour of the victims".
 
Around six armed men stopped the family car on the Delhi-Kanpur highway early Saturday morning, said the FIR registered later on Saturday. The armed men dragged members to nearby fields and proceeded to rape the teenager and her 35-year-old mother.
 
Other members of the family were tied up, the FIR further said. 
 
"There is complete lawlessness in the state for the last four years and the chief minister has not only failed to spruce up the law enforcement machinery but has also failed to protect the women in the state," she said.
 
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar said the incident was yet another blot on the state and sadly showed that there was 'jungleraaj'.
 
Rashtriya Lok Dal district president of of Bulandshahr Rajiv Chowdhary added that crime was so heinous that Akhilesh Yadav should go beyond suspension of a few officials and should resign himself.
 
Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that just by talking of expressways and better highways, the state government was fooling the people as they were of no use when people travelling on them were unsafe.
 
"It is yet another sad day in UP. What is more worrying is the fact that neither the women helpline nor the 100 number of the police responded when the victims were calling them in distress" the BJP leader said.
 
In the meantime, UP Police claimed to have arrested three accused. It added that they were identified by the victims. 
 
Chief minister has also suspended the Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishan, SP (City) Rammohan Singh, Circle Officer Himanshu Gaurav, SHO Ramsen Singh and four other officials for negligence of duty.