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Strict action against cops found sleeping on duty, says UP Police DGP

India TV News Desk Lucknow 02 Aug 2016, 15:38:53 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Amidst rising demand of justice in Bulandshahr gangrape case, DGP of Uttar Pradesh Police Javed Ahmed today assured that strict action will be taken against the cops who were filmed sleeping close to the crime scene.

A reality check by India TV within 48 hours of the gruesome crime showed on-duty policemen sleeping close to the crime scene, displaying why the law and order situation the state is in absolute doldrums.

“We have taken action in this regard… and new officers have been sent there,” he said.

When asked about the steps taken by the administration to strengthen the highway patrolling, he said, “It has also been decided that the Uttar Pradesh Police will raise a special force to make the highways safer. It will be fully equipped with modern equipments and weapons to take on the criminals who hunt on highways. This, however, will take some time.”

“We are not in hurry to nab the wrong person… of course our priority is to arrest the all accused but we will not arrest any innocent person,” he replied to a question.

Meanwhile, with almost all police officers associated with the case suspended, the UP government appointed Anees Ahmad Ansari as the new SSP. He took charge of the case today.

Eight armed men stopped the family car on the Delhi-Kanpur highway early Saturday morning. The men dragged the members to nearby sugarcane fields and proceeded to rape the teenager and her 38-year-old mother. The other members of the family were tied up.

On Sunday evening, the police arrested three persons, Raheesudeen of Sutari village in Bulandshahr, Shahwaiz of Hapur district and Jabar Singh of Gautam Budh Nagar district in connection with the case. A host of teams right from SOGs of Noida and Ghaziabad, to the IG’s team and three teams from the city and a Special Task Force, are hunting for the remaining accused in the case.