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Hathras case: Rahul, Priyanka meet victim’s kin, vow to fight for justice as UP CM orders CBI probe

By: The Press Reporter Net Desk | New Delhi |

Up to date: October 3, 2020 10:19:54 pm

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra assembly the kin of the Hathras sufferer. (Supply: INC)

With the Opposition intensifying protests over the Uttar Pradesh authorities’s dealing with of the homicide and cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit teenager in Hathras, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday ordered a CBI probe into the incident that has prompted nationwide outrage.

CM Adityanath’s directives got here at the same time as Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the household of the sufferer who died on September 29, a fortnight after she was brutally assaulted and allegedly gangraped by 4 higher caste males. Her hurried cremation by the police with out letting the household carry out her final rites has sparked widespread protests throughout the nation, with the Opposition demanding the resignation of the UP CM.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on the residence of Hathras sufferer, (The Press Reporter Picture by Gajendra Yadav)

“We’ll struggle towards injustice, and struggle until justice is finished,” Priyanka informed reporters after the assembly that lasted about 45 minutes. Rahul, then again, mentioned no energy can stifle the voice of the household.

The Congress leaders have been permitted to go to Hathras after an intense drama on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border earlier within the day. The DND toll plaza on the border had just about became a fortress with heavy police deployment in anti-riot gear forward of the motion of Congress representatives. Following an enormous present of occasion power and scuffles on the DND flyway, the Noida Police permitted 5 members of the Congress delegation to go to Hathras through Noida contemplating the restrictions imposed underneath CrPC Part 144.

Noida: Police cease Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Delhi-Noida border as she makes an attempt to maneuver in the direction of Hathras to satisfy relations of the 19-year-old lady who died after being allegedly gang-raped, in Noida, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (PTI Picture)

Scores of Congress and the occasion’s youth wing staff reached the DND flyway round 2 pm, at the same time as some occasion staff have been allegedly detained by the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police.

KC Venugopal, Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Adhir Ranjan Choudhury have been among the many different leaders who have been granted permission to go to Hathras. This was Congress leaders’ second try to achieve Hathras – the primary, on Thursday, led to a scuffle after the Uttar Pradesh police refused to let the Gandhis’ go to the Hathras village.

Congress occasion chief Rahul Gandhi crosses a police barricade arrange on the border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh state, as he leaves for Hathras the place a Dalit lady was allegedly gang raped, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Picture)

Earlier within the day, ending a two-day standoff, the administration eliminated barricades exterior the sufferer’s village to permit the media to satisfy her household after the Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) accomplished its probe into the incident, Extra Chief Secretary (House) Awanish Kumar Awasthi and DGP Hitesh Chandra Awasthy additionally met the kin of the deceased at present.

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On Friday, the state authorities had suspended three cops, together with Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir. A authorities spokesperson mentioned polygraph and narco exams could be performed on the accused, the sufferer’s kin and even cops concerned within the probe. It got here a day after the Allahabad Excessive Court docket took suo motu cognizance of the case and directed senior officers of the state authorities and police to be current at a listening to on October 12 and clarify the sequence of occasions that led to the cremation and the household’s complaints concerning the way during which it was completed.

UP Congress chief put underneath home arrest

Because the Congress delegation from Delhi ready to make its approach to Hathras, its Uttar Pradesh unit president Ajay Kumar Lallu and greater than 500 staff have been put underneath home arrest, the occasion alleged. Congress spokesperson Anshu Awasthi alleged that the step had been taken to stop Lallu from becoming a member of occasion leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to satisfy the kin of the sufferer.

“I’m underneath home arrest. I’m being handled as a legal,” Lallu was quoted as saying by news company PTI. “That is solely to cease me from going to Hathras and struggle for justice for the gang-rape sufferer.”

“This reveals how scared this authorities is. Is it unsuitable to struggle for the sufferer or meet the relations?” he requested.

Based on Lallu, the police got here to his home in Lucknow round 1.30 am and began banging on the door. He was handed over a discover {that a} case has been filed towards him on the Hazratganj police station and he has to seem subsequent Friday.

Congress, SP staff protest towards Smriti Irani in Varanasi

In Varanasi, a gaggle of Congress staff blocked the Union minister Smriti Irani’s cavalcade. Congress spokesperson Lalan Kumar mentioned protesting occasion staff, who raised anti-government slogans and demanded justice for the girl’s household, have been later arrested.

Varanasi: A Congress occasion activist protests close to the car of Union Minister Smriti Irani, over the dying of a 19-year-old Dalit lady after an alleged gangrape in UP’s Hathras, throughout her go to to Varanasi, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (PTI Picture)

Addressing a press convention, the Ladies and Baby Improvement minister accused the opposition of taking part in politics on the Hathras subject. “The sufferer will get justice. I’ve spoken to the chief minister. As soon as the SIT submits its report, the chief minister will take motion towards the accused,” Irani informed reporters.

Mayawati calls for CBI or SC monitored probe

BSP president Mayawati demanded a CBI probe or Supreme Court docket-monitored inquiry into the Hathras incident, as she mentioned folks weren’t happy with the preliminary investigations within the matter.

“There may be large resentment in the whole nation over the Hathras heinous gang-rape case. The general public doesn’t appear happy with the preliminary probe report. Due to this fact, this matter ought to be investigated by the CBI or underneath the supervision of the honourable Supreme Court docket. That is the demand of the BSP,” Mayawati tweeted in Hindi.

“Additionally, the honourable President of the nation, who additionally comes from UP and is a Dalit, it’s a sturdy attraction to him to intervene on this case, retaining in thoughts the inhuman angle of the federal government, to carry justice to the sufferer household,” she mentioned in one other tweet.

BJP is the largest pandemic of the nation: Mamata

In the meantime, in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took out a protest rally towards the Hathras case and launched a scathing assault towards the BJP, calling it the “largest pandemic” torturing Dalits probably the most and working a “dictatorship” within the nation. Banerjee mentioned she would stand by the Dalit neighborhood until the top as her caste is “humanity” and he or she doesn’t consider in differentiation on the grounds of caste and faith.

SP staff booked for protesting in Muzaffarnagar

Samajwadi Get together staff, together with its youth wing vice chairman Gaurav Jain and district media in-charge Sajid Hasan, have been booked for violation of prohibitory orders in Civil Strains space in Muzaffarnagar, police mentioned. They demonstrated and burned an effigy representing the Uttar Pradesh authorities in protest towards the Hathras incident on Friday night, SHO D Okay Tyagi mentioned.

Don’t do politics on Dalit atrocities: Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Saturday mentioned there shouldn’t be any politics within the identify of atrocities on Dalits which he claimed to have been occurring throughout successive governments in Uttar Pradesh.

“What has occurred in Hathras is most horrible. The incident of rape on a Dalit lady is a really critical subject,” he mentioned.

Athawale, who mentioned he will likely be assembly Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said, “On the Hathras case, I’ve to say that there shouldn’t be politics within the identify of atrocities on Dalits. It isn’t proper to propagate about atrocities on Dalits throughout Yogi authorities.”

“It’s proper that atrocities are going down nevertheless it had been so throughout the Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati, and Akhilesh (Yadav) governments additionally,” he added.

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