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‘This is BJP’s justice?’ Priyanka slams UP CM after Shahjahanpur student’s arrest

Making her point with a couple of tweets, the Congress leader drew comparisons with the Unnao rape case and Shahjahanpur rape case.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 26, 2019 4:34:50 pm
'This is BJP's justice?', Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams UP CM after law student arretsed in Shahjahanpur Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (File)

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday came down heavily on the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh for not delivering justice when it came to punishing BJP leaders accused of crimes against woman.

Making her point with a couple of tweets, the Congress leader drew comparisons between the Unnao rape case and Shahjahanpur rape case.

She wrote: “Unnao rape case: Victim’s father is killed. Victim’s uncle is arrested. Following massive public pressure, 13 months after the incident, the accused MLA was arrested. Attempt to kill the victim’s family. Shahjahanpur rape case: Victim arrested. Victim’s family being pressured.”

The Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern UP claimed that the police deliberately delayed taking any action and did not file any rape charges against the accused BJP leader. “Police deliberately delayed action against accused BJP leader and it was after public pressure that they arrested him. Even the charge of rape has not been put on the accused BJP leader. This is BJP’s justice?” she tweeted.

This comes a day after the state police arrested the law student who had accused former Union minister Chinmayanad of sexual assault. The student from Shahjahanpur was held on Wednesday and sent to 14 days judicial custody on charges of extortion.

Chinmayanand, sent to judicial custody after his arrest, was booked under section 376C of the IPC, a charge with lesser punishment than rape.

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