Bulandshahr gangrape: Only 1 out of 3 held suspects in list released by UP DGP

  • Peeyush Khandelwal, Hindustan Times, Bulandshahr
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2016 15:24 IST
Police at the scene of crime in Dostpur village. (Sakib Ali/HT)

The names of two of the three suspects arrested for the gangrape of a woman and her daughter near Bulandshahr on the Delhi-Kanpur highway on Saturday, don’t match with the names disclosed by UP director general of police (DGP) Javed Ahmad on Sunday.

Deputy inspector general (Meerut) Laxmi Singh said that the three arrested accused were identified as Raees, Jabar Singh and Shavez.

“Raees hails from Bulandshahr while Jabar Singh resides in an area near the Delhi/Noida border. The third accused Shavez hails from Hapur district. They belong to a certain tribe and some teams have also been sent to Bharatpur to trace the other suspects,” she said.

On Sunday evening, during the visit of UP principal secretary (home) Debashish Panda, DGP Ahmad had disclosed three names - Bablu from Faridabad, Naresh from Bhatinda and Raees from Bulandshahr - who were detained by the police and who were identified by the family members of the victims.

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However, only Raees figures among the three persons arrested on Monday. According to Singh, the DGP had said that the three suspects were yet to be interrogated and their real identities needed to be confirmed.

“The suspects are tribals and live with fake identities and fake addresses. They also keep on moving from one place to other, changing addresses. After questioning, their identities were confirmed as Raees, Jabar Singh and Shavez. They were arrested from Vair railway station,” she added.

The UP Police have deployed a massive force, including two special teams from Ghaziabad and Noida police to nab the culprits.

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