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Centre seeks report on alleged rape in Meerut

PTI  New Delhi, August 05, 2014
First Published: 21:14 IST(5/8/2014) | Last Updated: 09:47 IST(6/8/2014)

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.

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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.

Read: Meerut rape victim’s statement recorded

"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.


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