The Centre has sought a report from Uttar Pradesh government on the issue of alleged abduction and rape of a girl in Meerut district after forcible religious conversion.
In a communication, the home ministry has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to give a detailed factual report on the alleged incident at the earliest, official sources said.
Earlier, minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said the Centre will seek a report from the state government.
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"Since the matter has been raised in the House (Lok Sabha), we will seek a report on this incident of rape in Meerut," he told reporters outside the Parliament.
In Lok Sabha, BJP member Rajinder Aggarwal on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged abduction and rape of a girl in Meerut district after forcible religious conversion.
This led to a verbal clash between BJP and SP members, with the latter protesting against the BJP's charges. Some members, including Giriraj Singh, were also heard demanding President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh.