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Noida: Police seek remand of Jewar gang-rape accused

The four men were caught after an encounter with a police team for their involvement in gang-rape of four women and the murder of a male relative in Jewar in May this year.

noida Updated: Aug 01, 2017 23:18 IST
Preety Acharya
According to the police, the arrested persons belong to the Bawariya gang. Two men had managed to flee during the encounter.
According to the police, the arrested persons belong to the Bawariya gang. Two men had managed to flee during the encounter. (HT File Photo)

Gautam Budh Nagar police is going to seek police custody of the four accused arrested in connection with the Jewar gang rape, robbery and murder. The accused were arrested during the wee hours of July 23.

The four men were caught after an encounter with a police team for their involvement in gang-rape of four women and the murder of a male relative in Jewar in May this year. The accused have been sent in judicial custody by the court. The arrested persons belong to the Bawariya gang. Two men had managed to flee during the encounter.

Police suspect that the same group of men is responsible for similar cases in areas within the jurisdiction of Gurgaon and Aligarh. The gang members have a large network across Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan where they commit such crimes.

“We are going to approach the court to get the police custody of the Jewar accused. Questioning them will be the key to apprehending the duo who managed to flee. Also, we want to find out their role in other cases too,” Love Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said.

The arrested persons were identified as Ashok, 32, a resident of Najafgarh in Delhi, Rakesh, 25, Deepak, 23, both residents of Jhajjar in Haryana and Jai Singh, 40, of Alwar. The two who fled have been identified as Monu and Sanjay, both residents of Alwar.

Police are also trying to apprehend the Bawariya gang members who have been notorious in the border areas of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. “Police custody will help us gather more details about the group. Police remand is important as it would help us investigate the case further,” Suniti, superintendent of police, Noida rural, said.

The arrested persons have admitted o be behind the gangrape and robbery on May 25. Eight people in a car were robbed, held hostage and four women, in the age group of 28 to 52 years, were allegedly gang-raped by a gang of six robbers on Jewar-Bulandshahr Road.