SP and four others suspended by Uttar Pradesh govt | Hathras rape case UPDATE
The grievance that was initially deemed to be held at the India Gate has later changed positions to the Jantar Mantar owing to the prohibitory orders in a spot in the Rajpath area.
UTTAR PRADESHgovernment on Friday suspended Hathras SP Vikrant Vir, Circle Officer Ram Shabd, Inspector Dinesh Meena, Sub Inspector Jagveer Singh, and the head constable, who were investigating the alleged gangrape and death of a 19-year-old girl in the village. Shamli Vineet Jaiswal will soon take over the charge of SP.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday joined the protest at Jantar Mantar where civil society activists, women, students, and members of various political parties gathered to demand justice for the gangrape victim. He said the strictest punishment should be given to the perpetrators.
The protest that was initially supposed to be held at the India Gate was later shifted to the Jantar Mantar owing to the prohibitory orders in place in the Rajpath area. “What is happening in Uttar Pradesh is goonda raj. The police have surrounded the village, are not allowing opposition leaders and media persons to enter it. They have taken away the mobile phones of the family members of the victim,” PTI quoted activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan as saying.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said those who harm the honor of women will be given such punishment that will set an example for the future. Taking to Twitter, Yogi said, “Destruction is certain of those who even think of harming the honor and self-respect of mothers and sisters in UP.” The UP government is committed towards the safety of women of the state, he added.