UP molestation: A video of two girls being molested by as many as 14 boys in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district has gone viral, triggering outrage in the state. While the police moved quickly in the UP molestation case by arresting the main accused after a case was registered against 14 boys, it still sparked an outrage. All those involved have been identified, a PTI report said. As per the video clip, a group of boys can be seen waylaying two girls in Tanda town in Rampur district. They are thereafter seen accosting them and then molesting and touching one of the victims inappropriately in the video. even as the girls are seen pleading to let them go – the boys are seen laughing. A couple of them are shooting the entire incident on their mobile phone.
As per Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar, an FIR lodged against 14 persons. “The main accused Shahnawaz has been arrested and the police probe is on,” he was quoted as saying by PTI. Speaking about the accused, Kumar said that Shahnawaj, Farmaan, Nawved, Saddam and Jahane Aalam are of Kuwakhera village of Rampur district. He further said that attempts being made to nab the other accused.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, while speaking to reporters in national capital, questioned whether this was the law and order situation that was promised by the BJP before coming to power in the state. He added that incidents of crime have increased in Uttar Pradesh since the Yogi Adityanath government came to power.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan also took a dig at the BJP government over the law and order situation in the state, even as he advised the women in Uttar Pradesh to stay indoors.
“Molestation, misbehaving with the women, loot, dacoity, murder have become the order of the day. Before the Assembly polls, I had warned the voters of the consequences of voting for the BJP. I had urged them to keep in mind the perfect rule of the SP and the future of law and order. I had said if the BJP was given a chance, law and order will worsen,” PTI quoted him as telling reporters.