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UP Govt Orders CBI Probe; Rahul, Priyanka Meet Victim's Family

'We will continue to struggle till justice is done', says Priyanka Gandhi after meeting the victim's family today.

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UP Govt Orders CBI Probe; Rahul, Priyanka Meet Victim's Family
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enroute to Hathras
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UP Govt Orders CBI Probe; Rahul, Priyanka Meet Victim's Family
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2020-10-03T21:42:46+05:30

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived Hathras and met victim's family of the 19-year-old gang-rape victim.

According to sources, SIT (Special Investigation Team) has reached the victim's house.

The duo set out from Delhi around 2:30 pm today in a Toyota Innova. 

"We will continue to struggle till justice is done, says Priyanka Gandhi after meeting the victim's family today."

Meanwhile, the UP Government has ordered for CBI probe into the brutal gangrape case amid raising sparks all across the nation demanding justice for the late victim.

CM Yogi's directives came as Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met victim's family and raise their voice for justice.

CMO UP tweeted about the Probe orders at Saturday evening. 

While high drama unfolded in the national capital and the case continued to find wide resonance, a Hathras administration official said the Special Investigation Team had completed its preliminary probe into the death and alleged gangrape of the 19-year-old woman.

Ending a two-day standoff, the administration removed barricades outside her village to allow the media to meet her family. But scores of police personnel in riot gear lined up at the Delhi-Noida Direct flyway to prevent the Congress convoy from moving to Hathras, about 180 km away.

Eventually, as swarms of Congress workers and others jostled with each other amid loud honking, slogans and Congress flags fluttering in the air, the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police finally allowed five people, including Rahul Gandhi, to go to Hathras.

The Uttar Pradesh police have reportedly allowed them, four other Congress representatives to enter Hathras. 

UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi said, "Any group with no more than five people allowed to meet Hathras victim's family." 

Earlier today Rahul Gandhi had said that no force in the world can stop him from visiting Hathras. “No force in the world can stop me from visiting Hathras and condoling with the grief stricken family over there,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet today.

Barricades have been installed at the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway where scores of policemen, including senior officers, were present at 12.30 pm, even as CrPC section 144 remained imposed in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar. “The border is not sealed but checks have been intensified at the Delhi-Noida border,” a local police officer said.

In a press statement issued by the party, the Congress had claimed that Rahul Gandhi will lead a delegation to Hathras to meet with the 19-year-old rape victim’s family to “hear their grievances.”

“Congress MPs under the leadership of former Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras today afternoon to meet the grieving family of the 19-year-old daughter of Uttar Pradesh, who was brutally assaulted, murdered & the body cremated surreptitiously in the middle of night by Yogi Adityanath led BJP Government. The Congress delegation led by Shri Rahul Gandhi will meet the family members to hear their grievances and demand justice for the victim and her family who have been denied justice and severely traumatized by the BJP Government in their desperate attempt to hide the truth of the heinous crime perpetrated on the victim,” the party statement read.

"Congress MPs under the leadership of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras today afternoon to meet the grieving family of the 19-year old-daughter of Uttar Pradesh, who was brutally assaulted & murdered," Congress general secretary K C Venugopal tweeted.

On Thursday amid high drama, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were detained by UP police under Section 188 on their way to Hathras. Congress Leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were stopped on a highway connecting Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The leaders have alleged they were not only stopped but also lathicharged and "pushed to the ground".

The Congress has alleged that the victim and her family have been denied justice and "severely traumatised" by the BJP government in their attempt to hide the truth of the heinous crime perpetrated on her.

The Dalit woman was allegedly raped at a village in Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to the Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday. She was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night. Local police officers, however, had said the cremation was carried out "as per the wishes of the family".


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