The law and order problems in Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government again came to the fore on Sunday as the news of brutal gangrape of a woman and her teenage daughter in Bulandshahr spread. The opposition parties slammed the government, claiming a ‘jungleraaj’ prevails in the state. BSP head Mayawati said criminals are roaming free as there is complete “jungleraaj” in the state. She asked if the SP government can return modesty of the women who were raped by dacoits in Bulandshahr. Mayawati demanded action not only against the culprits but also the cops who failed to save the victims.
Union minister and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma too attacked the SP government. Asking the government to step down, he said the Bulandshahr incident shows that the administrative system in the state has collapsed completely. Vijay Bahadur Pathak, general secretary, BJP, UP, said the incident is a slap on the face of the government. “It proves that law and order situation has collapsed in UP.” Congress spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala said, the state government must take decisive action against the rapists at the earliest. National Commission for Women chairman Lalitha Kumaramangalam also attacked the state government, saying she hopes women of the state would “wake up and elect someone who can protest the.”
Following an outrage over the gangrape of a 35-year-old woman and her teen daughter by dacoits on Saturday morning in Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, police today detained 15 people for questioning. As many as 15 teams of police have also been put into action to nab the main accused, who has been reportedly identified. The incident, which has shocked the entire country, happened when six members of a family, including the woman and her daughter, were going to Shahjahanpur from Noida via Delhi-Kanpur highway.
(with PTI inputs)