CBI takes over probe into Bulandshahr gang-rape case of UP
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday formally started a probe into the Bulandshahr gang-rape case in Uttar Pradesh by registering an FIR under various provisions of Indian Penal Code (IPC) related to gang-rape, kidnapping and dacoity among others.
“The agency has taken over the investigation of case no. 838 which was registered at Kotwali Dehat police station in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. The case was registered on the allegations of rape, dacoity and abduction of a lady and her minor daughter by five-six miscreants,” said CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh in a statement.
It may be recalled that the Allahabad High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the gang-rape case on August 12 last.
The gang-rape case:
- A group of five men allegedly gang-raped a woman and her 14-year-old daughter on the intervening night of July 31 last.
- They were dragged out of their car just 100 metres away from the police outpost on the national highway-91.
- The victim family was waylaid by a group of five robbers on the highway.
- The family was on its way to Shahjahanpur.
- The family hailed from Noida.
- The incident happened about 65 kilometres from the Delhi headquarters.
- Accused had fled away after raping them and also robbed their cash, jewellery and mobile phones.
- The matter was reported to the police on the morning of August 1 last.