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There will be mass exodus in UP if law and order does not improve: Sheila Dikshit

Updated: Aug 01, 2016 11:12 IST

New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): In the wake of the brutal gangrape of a mother and her daughter in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Monday called on Chief Minister Akhilesh to take action in a manner that instils fear in criminals, or else face the possibility of a mass exodus in the state.

Speaking to ANI here, the former Delhi chief minister emphasised that lawlessness has has increased to such an extent that nobody is safe in UP anymore.

"Criminals in UP are so bolstered these days because they can get away with practically anything. Akhilesh Yadav's government must take action in a manner that instils fear in criminals and also in cops who fail to take action," she said.

Branding UP as the most 'unsafe' state in the country, Dikshit added that given the number of people that are living in the state and the varied religions and castes, if the UP Government does not take concrete steps, then there will be a mass exodus in the state.

Meanwhile, at least three people were arrested earlier today in connection with the case.

"Rakesh, Savesh and Jawar Singh have been arrested in Bulandshahr gang rape and loot case," Meerut DIG Lakshmi Singh told ANI.

In wake of the incident, Akhilesh Yadav yesterday directed the station heads related to the incident to be suspended.

As per sources, Bulandshahr's SSP, CO and Inspector have been suspended.

Three accused were identified yesterday by the victims in connection with the case.

DGP Javeed Ahmed said there were three women at the spot, adding one among them was an elderly woman.

The incident took place on Friday night when a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district.

The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr. (ANI)