Women TMC leaders file complaint against SDM Hathras for 'indecent behaviour'
Women Trinamool Congress leaders have lodged a complaint against Hathras Sub-Divisional Magistrate Prem Prakash Meena for allegedly pushing them and behaving indecently when they were going to meet the family of the alleged Hathras rape victim on Friday.
Rahul, Priyanka to head to Hathras again on Saturday
A delegation of Congress MPs led by former party chief Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras Saturday afternoon to meet the family of the 19-year-old woman who died after she was assaulted and allegedly gang-raped, a senior party leader said. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also be part of the delegation.
People understand that their (Rahul and Priyanka) visit to Hathras is for their politics & not for justice to the victim: Smriti Irani
If the government has not done anything wrong then the media should be allowed to visit: Sanjay Raut
Hathras Horror: Phone call between journalist and victim's brother 'tapped' -- allegations and it's counter
The alleged gang-rape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras has now taken an unexpected turn, with a phone call between an India Today journalist and the victim's brother being 'tapped' and leaked to certain sections of the media.
Noida: Security beefed up & barricades put up at the toll plaza on Delhi Noida Direct Flyway in view of the visit of a Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi
UP cops deployed at DND ahead of Cong's Hathras visit Noida
Noida: Heavy police deployment has come up on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Noida on Saturday, ahead of a scheduled visit of a Congress delegation that plans to meet the family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras who died after an alleged gangrape.
Barricades were 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," according to a local police officer.
A delegation of Congress MPs led by former party chief Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras on Saturday afternoon to meet the family of the young woman who died after she was assaulted and allegedly gangraped, a senior party leader said.
On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with several party leaders and workers were detained by the Uttar Pradesh police in Greater Noida and sent back to Delhi, after they tried to reach Hathras to meet the family of the young woman.
The party leaders and workers were also booked in multiple cases for allegedly violating restrictions imposed under the CrPC section 144 in view of COVID-19 outbreak and under the Epidemic Diseases Act, among others, according to officials.
The Congress has alleged that the woman and her family have been "denied justice" and "severely traumatised" by the BJP government in its attempt to "hide the truth" of the heinous crime perpetrated on her.
Mayawati is playing politics over the issue. She has no right to demand resignation of CM Yogi Adityanath: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Top UP officials to meet victim's family, submit report to CM
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has rushed senior officials, including the additional chief secretary (home) and DGP to Hathras, to meet the family of the alleged gangrape victim. Additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi and Director General of Police H C Awasthi have left for Hathras and would be submitting their report to the chief minister upon returning, a government spokesperson said.
We have left for Hathras and will meet the family members and take detailed information about the incident, Awasthi said when contacted.
After returning from there we will be submitting a report on the entire incident to the chief minister, he added.
Media now allowed to enter village of victim (ANI)
Hathras: The district administration has finally allowed media on Saturday to enter the village of the victim of Hathras incident.
Speaking to media, Sadar Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Prem Prakash said, "According to SIT their probe in the village is complete or partially complete. The restrictions on media inside the village has now been lifted. More than five media persons are not allowed to gather as Section 144 of CrPC is in place." "Only media is allowed right now. When orders come in to allow delegations, we will let everybody know. All allegations about phones of the family members being taken away or confining them in their homes are absolutely baseless," the SDM clarified.
Since October 1 media were not allowed to go inside the village or meet the family members. Police personnel were also deployed at the entrance of Bulgaddhi village.
UP Cong chief put under house arrest ahead of Rahul Gandhi's scheduled visit to Hathras
Lucknow: UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu has been put under house arrest here ahead of the scheduled visit of senior leader Rahul Gandhi to Hathras on Saturday, the party said.
According to party spokesperson, Anshu Awasthi, police personnel have been stationed outside Lallu's house here and he is not being allowed to venture outside.
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Ajay Kumar Lallu has been placed under house arrest at his residence in the state capital, Awasthi said.
The step has been taken to prevent Lallu from joining Rahul Gandhi who is scheduled to visit Hathras, he added.
By doing so, the state government is only exposing itself. It has removed all doubts from people's mind that it has resorted to gundagardi and is blatantly standing with the criminals of Hathras, he said.
A tweet by Uttar Pradesh Congress said, "Our state president Shri Ajay Kumar Lalluji, our district heads and more than 500 workers have been placed under house arrest. Yogiji don't stop those who fight for justice."