On Saturday, Yogi Adityanath, the UP CM ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the gangrape in Hathras district. However, the CBI probe has been ordered by the UP CM and this will be sent to the centre which will issue a notification for the enquiry by CBI.
In the next one or two days, the government may issue a notification. Once the investigation is started by the CBI then according to the requirement CBI may also conduct NARCO test of all the accused and the family members of the victim.
This CBI probe came after several questions were raised over the handling of the victim by the UP police. The UP police cremated the victim’s body in the midnight, without affirmation with the victim’s family members. CM Yogi Adityanath had earlier ensured that the justice will reach to the family and had announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to the family of the victim. The CM also announced a government job for the family member of the victim.
The victim died in Safdarjung Hospital of Delhi. As per post-mortem report, the victim had a fracture of “C6 cervical vertebra” and along the fracture line, there were extravasations of blood. Also, the post-mortem report denies of any rape charges.
Meanwhile, the decision to handover the Hathras case for a CBI probe has also come on the day when Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the victim’s family, listened to their grievances, amid presence of high security. The meeting between both the Congress leaders and victim’s family went for around half-an-hour.
Speaking after meeting Hathras victim’s family, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “the family wants a judicial inquiry into the incident and removal of the District Magistrate. They also want security.”
“The family couldn’t see their daughter for the one last time. UP CM Yogi Adityanath should understand his responsibility. Till the time justice is delivered, we’ll continue this fight,” Priyanka added.