The Centre has pressed the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) into action to trace and ‘push back’ two accused in the Park Street gang rape case in West Bengal.
Now living in Bangladesh and Nepal, Kader Khan and Mohammad Ali have been on the run ever since the incident on February 6, 2012. India, however, doesn’t have extradition treaty with either.
The Park Street rape sent shockwaves through the nation when a 37-year old Anglo Indian woman was gang raped in a moving car by five men. The police arrested three persons and are on the lookout for the prime accused, Khan, and his relative, Ali.
In May 2012, after the chargesheet was submitted in court, a red corner notice was issued for Khan and Ali. “We got the lookout notice issued and have also placed a request to the appropriate authorities to use our external intelligence agency to find them. It had a similar role in Indian Mujahideen leader Yasin Bhatkal’s arrest on the Indo-Nepal border,” said a senior officer of CBI, which acts on behalf of Interpol in India.