Under attack from several quarters, the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh on Friday ordered a probe into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 25-year-old woman whose badly mutilated body was found at the outskirts of the state.
According to latest reports, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has instructed the state’s Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan to personally monitor the probe into the incident.
Director General of Police AL Banerjee has constituted a special team to probe the horrific gang-rape and murder incident. Additional Director General of Police Sutapa Sanyal and her team has been asked to investigate the case.
Sanyal is also expected to hold a press conference around 5.30 pm where she will brief the media over progress made so far in the case.
UP Police sources claims that the alleged rapists have fled the Lucknow city soon after committing the crime. Meanwhile four teams of UP police have been dispatched in various directions to nab the culprits.
The decision to this effect was taken following a high-level meeting called by the state’s Chief Secretary, Alok Ranjan, which was attended by Principal Secretary Home, the Director General of Police among other top officials this morning.
A large number of women activists have protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Secretariat demanding the arrest of those guilty of gang-raping and murdering the woman.
Azam Khan, a senior minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government, condemned the incident and assured that those guilty will not be spared. However, his Samajwadi Party colleague Naresh Agarwal accused the media of deliberately projecting the state in a bad light
After taking note of media reports in Lucknow rape case, the state government suspended Inspector Kamruddin and Sub Inspector Munni Lal of the Mohanlalganj Police Station for negligence.
Finger prints and other samples collected from the crime scene were sent to the forensic science laboratory for further investigation.
A delegation of BJP MLAs will also meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to press for strong action against those involved in the gruesome gang-rape and murder of the young woman in the Mohanlalganj area of the capital.