Alld HC asks UP govt if it has any objection on CBI probe in Bulandshahr case
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court while taking suo motu cognizance of the Bulandshahr rape case on Monday has asked the state government to apprise it if government has any objections to transfer of investigation to the CBI.
The Court has also asked the state government to apprise it with the state government policy, if any, to ensure safety and security of public at Highways in state and actions which were taken to ensure proper policing of the Highways.
The Court further asked the state government to apprise it with criminal antecedents, social background and political affiliations, if any, of the accused in the case and status of investigation of the case.
The Bench during the course of hearing observed that when public pays toll on Highway, it is not just for using that road rather it is duty of the state government to ensure that there is proper police force at intervals on Highways so that they are safe.
The Bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and justice Yashwant Varma passed the above order and directed the state government to file its reply within 48 hours. The court ordered to place the case on Aug. 10 for further orders.
The case was listed as "In the matter of rape with mother and daughter at national highway no-91.”
A woman and her daughter were brutally gangraped by dacoits who dragged them out of a car in Bulandshahr on NH-91, when they were travelling with their family from Noida to Shahjahanpur. On July 29, 2016 night, when the family was travelling from Noida to Shahjahanpur by car a group of bandits waylaid them, dragged the women, including the 13-year-old girl, out of their car to a nearby field and raped them while the men were tied with ropes.
The incident rocked the state and it evoked wide criticism of deteriorating law and order situation in the state.