Badaun gangrape: Akhilesh govt will seek CBI probe; Rahul visits victims’ families, Maya follows today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who visited the village of two dalit sisters on Saturday, also supported the family's demand for CBI probe.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: June 1, 2014 8:49 am
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav. (Source:Express photo by  Vishal Srivastav)	Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday decided to recommend a CBI investigation into the Badaun rape-murder, bowing to the demand of the parents of the Dalit teenage victims.

The decision, taken during a review meeting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had with top officials, was announced in a press note issued by the CM’s information department in the evening. The recommendation for a probe by the CBI would be sent to the central government soon, the note said.

A PIL seeking a CBI probe was filed at the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court by an NGO, We the People, whose lawyer general secretary Prince Lenin said the plea would be heard on June 3.

Earlier, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited the families of the victims, and the spot where the bodies were found hanging from a mango tree on Wednesday morning. He was accompanied by party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry and UP Congress president Nirmal Khatri.

“The families of the girls told me that they can’t be compensated with money. (They said that) money won’t bring them (the girls) back, and that they wanted justice. They also said that locals were involved, and that the UP Police cannot give them justice,” Rahul told reporters.

He said he agreed that the CBI should inquire, “but what is more important than a CBI inquiry is that justice should be delivered. Those who have committed this deed should know that such an act cannot be done in India”.
Khatri said should the Akhilesh government fail to recommend a CBI probe within 24 hours, he would sit on an indefinite dharna at the Gandhi statue in Lucknow.

Two other accused, head constable Chhatrapal Singh and prime accused Pappu Yadav’s brother Uresh Yadav, were arrested on Saturday, and were remanded in judicial custody.

Additional SP, City, Man Singh Chauhan said five accused named in the case had been arrested so far. Brothers Pappu and Awadhesh Yadav, and constable Sarvesh Yadav, had been arrested earlier. All the accused had been kept in Badaun district jail, the officer said.

Chief Development Officer Uday Raj Singh, who is currently in charge as district magistrate of Badaun, said the administration was yet to receive the cheques for Rs 5 lakh announced by the government as compensation for the relatives of each of the two victims.

BSP chief Mayawati will, meanwhile, visit the families of the girls on Sunday. This will be her first meeting with the public in over seven years — and will follow her party’s unprecedented rout in the Lok Sabha elections.

According to a BSP statement, Mayawati had decided to “herself visit the aggrieved family on Sunday afternoon to share their grief and help them in getting justice”.

The statement said Mayawati had sent BSP general secretary Swami Prasad Maurya to the village earlier, and had found that “the administration and police were indifferent to the victims’ families’ problems”, and that there was “fear and anger among the villagers”.

Mayawati has not travelled to meet any individual or family since 2007, when she became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Her interaction with the people has only been through rallies and speeches. Before becoming CM, she had visited the families of the victims of the Nithari murders.

 

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    75sputnik
    May 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm
    yeah b's all..e to gather votes.
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      B J
      May 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm
      Justice doesn't stop at all the victims compensated and culprits hanged.... The up govt must go and the center with the help of governor puts a m strategy to tackle this menace starting with up and Bihar. No more discussions..everyone social workers govt media and entire country comeout and support the m change..
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        sarit
        Jun 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
        Akhilesh Yadav is slowly following Rahul hi to become most ridiculous politician of India...do you need a CBI probe when there is witnesses and all the culprits are identified? it will just make the prosecution dela...CBI probe is actually needed to know why SP leaders are supporting or taking soft-hands on rapists...
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          Girish
          May 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm
          if hindi were to be transliterated in roman english, the place would be written as 'Badayun', not 'Badaun'.
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            ahirwan
            Jun 5, 2014 at 5:12 am
            Nothing less than CASTRATION of the male culprits would meet the standards of Justice where a female has been violated . Incidentally,the excuse of 'consent' is a male excuse for perpetrating a rape. Even under marital status a Woman has the right to 'say no'. To force anyone into submission by force is a crime. Too many rapes in India go unnoticed or are slipped under the carpet.Ironically under the British occupation RAPE was dealt with by the local youth who ganged up and ambushed the perpetrators bludgeoning them to death
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              KAmarnathr KR
              May 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm
              gender ratio in Uttar Prades: for every 1000 males there are 920 females. If we do the math and translate for a potion of 200 million, this will look ugly( the ratio is still worse in Delhi/Haryana/Rajasthan).if this does not lead to pressure on female potion, what else?What is needed for Uttar Pradesh (and most north indian states) is Fixing the gender ratio. That means bring awareness amongst people to not kill their girl child or abort female fetuses.till then, we people need to ask our female relatives, friends to avoid traveling to north indian region which has terribly skewed gender ratio.
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                dragonfly
                Jun 1, 2014 at 4:15 am
                hehe... Peepli Live? Jokers!!
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                  rampgianani
                  May 31, 2014 at 11:11 am
                  Why rahul hi did not meet their partner Mulyam Singh Yadav before meeting the victims.
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                    Satish Chandra
                    May 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm
                    I have said that, starting with the Delhi gang-rape in a bus, the flurry of highly publicized gang rape cases in India has been staged by India's RAW which is a branch of the CIA which has done this to b India as unsafe for women, the rape capital of the world, etc. when exactly the opposite is true; rape is incomparably more prevalent in the United States and street violence against women in India is negligible compared to the United States. See WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom. The killing BY POLICEMEN of two girls who had gone to the fields to relieve themselves was staged by RAW to counter my comments about fecal bacteria from flush toilets in their drinking water forming the essence of Americans because of which they deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria, going to the fields being the most environmentally friendly way to defecate, etc. after an American said “Do you have a toilet yet?“ in response to my comment about making India the supreme military and economic power in the world by destroying Washington and New York with emplaced nuclear warheads with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. A woman named Kate commented on a photo-story of their killing in hromediaDOTcom : "These girls were gang raped, then the rapists dressed them back up.bed their hair and then hung them? Photo quality is poor..but does anyone else find the photo odd?" Yes it is odd because the w incident was staged by RAW. By bing India as unsafe for women, the rape capital of the world, etc., the United States and its friends are seeking an excuse to invade and colonize India on the grounds of human rights, protecting women, etc. Goonda Modi has been appointed by CIA-RAW and collaborating in the planned American takeover of India of which 100% FDI in defence is a part. This is what the United States is like -- evil like which would not happen in India without CIA rule -- and what has to be done: ""India's greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, doent creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically hared and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and partition of India's RAW and India's C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media -- to keep India poor, weak and enslaved" and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S.; see my blog led 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the le; my biography can be found in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 2014 and earlier editions."WARNING: DO NOT BE DISTRACTED BY THE TORRENT OF ABUSE RAW ROUTINELY POSTS ON WHAT I SAY. THESE FILTHY CRIMINALS WORK FOR THE CIA -- RAW IS A BRANCH OF THE CIA AS I HAVE DESCRIBED IN WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom -- AND DO ALL THEY CAN TO INJURE INDIA. THEY CAN DO THE MOST DAMAGE TO INDIA BY INJURING SATISH CHANDRA WHOSE TOE NAIL CLIPPINGS ARE WORTH MORE TO INDIA AND THE WORLD THAN THE REST OF THE BILLION-PLUS INDIANS COMBINED.
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                      Siurinder Nath
                      May 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
                      Any descent Chief Minister would have resigned following this outrageous broad day light Rape & Murder in his/her State. The culprits then challenge the law with no follow up action. What is CBI going to do in matters of State law & disorder?
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                        Tarun Tomar
                        Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                        Change the mindset towards women. It's not going to be kind of high-tech fast, but a change indeed can come gradually and surely. It has to, if we are to survive. Not just in India but globally, because true, scientific spirituality is an urgent global need currently.
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                          Tarun Tomar
                          Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                          I was talking of true, sincere spiritual values in daily life, not sham religiosity before public as you agree when you say 'garb of spirituality'. Garbs won't do ; a truly spiritual person behaves well not for fear of law, not for fear of God, but for love of God and His beautiful creation.
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                            Tarun Tomar
                            Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                            In UP’s Gunda Raj, only god have some solutions. When we err, God does not punish us, we punish ourselves. A good act's reward is also within and immediate: peace, joy and blessedness that no ping pleasures can compare with.
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                              Tarun Tomar
                              Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                              Indians approach towards women to be change. People misbehave because they have no comparison, they don't know any better. Until parents and teachers know better, how is the growing kids going to do it? That's why I say we all are responsible and we all have to do a team-work.
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                                Tarun Tomar
                                Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                                Rapist is a mind set, and need a fuller understanding to prevent it. However, spiritual regenerations will come short , a much as religion or the fear of law or God. In the last few years we have had clergy, Imams, Rabbis, Pundits, pastors and all of them under the garb of spirituality have done the same thing as the ones with no fear of God.
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                                  Tarun Tomar
                                  Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                                  Soon.., it seems this Planet is also being impacted by Actions of some who disrespected ...and pered the Earth....scientists are now warning us concerning....the resulting condition of our survival .., globally. !
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                                    Tarun Tomar
                                    Jun 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm
                                    There is only one solution to global problems like ‘Rape’: Spiritual regeneration in individuals, families, schools etc., and conscientious, holistic living. Unless people think, feel and live rightly, they cannot act rightly.
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                                      Tarun Tomar
                                      Jun 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                                      We need to fear nothing but our own follies. If we have good karma, or at least a humble awareness within, that this cosmos is governed by certain cosmic laws that are essentially fair and benign, and if we sincerely try to always behave even when no one is watching, we shall stay divinely
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                                        Congi
                                        Jun 1, 2014 at 1:17 am
                                        Why cant Akhilesh compare rape crime incident with Gujarat ? in last two months UP having more than 15 as per report. He need to control crime in UP first
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                                          Citizen
                                          Jun 1, 2014 at 12:56 am
                                          How long these leaders think they can fool by fomenting the egos of poor people/victims by visiting them with their retinue???? With out doing any thing concrete??? In the past how many time these guys visited such victims and pla the same worn out record??? Please take action to punish the culprits as per the law for that provide more funds to judiciary and investigation agencies not freebies and monuments for useless. Jaihind
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