Uttar Pradesh (UP) police on Tuesday have arrested the prime accused along with two other accomplices in last month's Bulandshahr gang rape of a woman and her teenage daughter.
The Director General of Police (DGP) tweeted about the arrest of Salim Bawariya head of a gang from Rajasthan.
Officials also informed that the UP Police’s special task force (STF) nabbed main accused from Meerut.
Following the leads given by Bawaria, his two other accomplices Zubair and Sajid Chamaria were arrested by the STF from Mawana.
The arrests came hours after the Allahabad High Court (HC) rapped the state government over the incident and sought a status report on the incident that took place at the NH-91 in Bulandshahr on July 29 after the miscreants robbed the family.
IG (Meerut) Sujit Pandey said that Salim along with his other accomplices went to Kithor after committing the crime and then split to head in different directions.
During the interrogation, gang members have admitted of having committed more than two dozen such crimes on highways, claimed police.
In the meantime, victims of the gang rape have requested for some more time to record their statements before the magistrate.