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IG Meerut Sujeet Pandey to head probe in Bulandshahr gang-rape case

Updated: Aug 02, 2016 22:08 IST

Lucknow, Aug 2 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday informed that the Inspector General (IG) of Meerut Zone, Sujeet Pandey, would probe the investigation in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav confirmed the news on Twitter.

"On UP CM's instruction, Sujith Pandey, IG Meerut will head the Bulandshahr case. UP CM @yadavakhilesh also directed PS Home/DGP to ensure speedy investigation and ensure justice is delivered at the earliest,"tweeted Official Twitter handle of Office of the Chief Minister.

A fast track court in Bulandshahr yesterday sent the three accused arrested in connection with the case to 14-day judicial custody.

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

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)