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CM assures strict action against accused in Rewari gangrape case

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed the police to take stringent action against one of the accused who was arrested on Sunday in the alleged gangrape incident in Rewari.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also spoken to Khattar. Speaking to the media in Jammu, Singh said, “I have spoken to Haryana Chief Minister who has assured me of taking appropriate action in the case.”

Last week a girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, and gang-raped in Haryana’s Narnaul area. The FIR registered at Kanina identifies three accused – Pankaj, Manish and Nishu. While Nishu has been arrested, Pankaj, who is a Defence personnel stationed in Rajasthan, and Manish are yet to be arrested.

Addressing the media in Karnal, Khattar assured that the remaining two accused in the case would also be arrested soon. He warned that strict action would be taken if anyone was found harbouring them. “Police have been directed to take strict action in the case. The other two accused in the case will also be arrested soon. I appeal to the public not to harbour them. Strict legal action will be taken against those who harbour them,” the Chief Minister said.

On Sunday, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) incharge of the case and Nuh Superintendent of Police (SP), Naazneen Bhasin, confirmed that one of the three main accused in the case, along with two aides, was arrested.

SP Bhasin informed that Nishu, one of the three main accused who was found to have allegedly planned the crime, was arrested along with two aides including Deen Dayal, the owner of the tubewell where the incident took place and a doctor, Sanjeev, who allegedly gave first aid to the victim.

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