UP Police get remand of two accused in Bulandshahr rape case
The police on Monday got a three-day remand for two of the three accused from a Bulandshahr court.noida Updated: Aug 09, 2016 13:02 IST
The family of the victims of the Bulandshahr highway robbery and gangrape could not go to record their statement before a magistrate on Monday as the case’s investigating officer was caught up in getting police remand of two accused in the case.
“The investigating officer had told us on Sunday to be ready to record statements under Section 164 of the CrPC on Monday. However, he called on Monday morning saying he would not be free and told us to wait further,” said an uncle of one of the victims.
After facing a lot of questions for not taking the accused persons into remand soon after their arrest on July 31, the police on Monday got a three-day remand for two of the three accused, Shavez and Jabar Singh from a Bulandshahr court. The third accused Raees is yet to be remanded.
The accused persons had forced a family of six off the road into the fields, tied the men up and gangraped a 35-year-old woman and her 13-year-old daughter, besides robbing them.
“The two will be in police remand from August 9 to August 12 for questioning,” said Mohammed Sharik, district government counsel (criminal).
In another development, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday summoned the Bulandshahr doctor who had conducted the medical examination of the woman and her teenage daughter allegedly raped in the July 29 incident. The doctor was alleged to have misbehaved with the family.
“The doctor arrived for her statements on Monday at Delhi and the proceedings were recorded. She told us that she was polite to the family, but was angry with the police for not putting up relevant information in the documents forwarded to her before she could start the examination,” said Rekha Sharma, member, NCW.
The NCW team also asked her questions with regard to several observations in the medical report that could prove favourable to the accused persons.
“We have recorded her replies to the questions. The observations and recommendations will be put in a report and forwarded to the NCW chairperson. Thereafter, the report will also be forwarded to the UP government,” Sharma said.
Following the victims’ medical examination on the morning of July 30, the family had alleged that the concerned doctor misbehaved with them and even termed their claims false. The NCW team that had visited Bulandshahr and met the family took the matter seriously and later summoned the doctor to Delhi over the issue.