CBI makes 2nd arrest in Unnao rape case

A statue of B R Ambedkar

A statue of B R Ambedkar

Ganga and Singh submitted their resignations to the BJP's State president yesterday to save the image of the Prime Minister and the party following a controversy over their presence in a rally in support of the accused.

He said the resignation letters were now being forwarded to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

"There is no question of any pressure".

Earlier, National Conference had warned of launching a civil disobedience movement if the two ministers were not sacked from the cabinet. They had never supported the accused.

"Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they chose to step down", news gatherer quotes him saying after the BJP legislature party meeting.

The BJP General Secretary said the development would had no bearing on the alliance of two ruling parties in the state.

With the opposition stepping up its charge that the states were shielding perpetrators of violence against women, Modi said justice will be done to daughters of the nation.

BJP has been fighting fire since the two rape cases came to light. "There was never any confusion on this principled stand of the party".

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"BJP leaders have mastered the art of extending state protection to rapists, shaming the victim and her family, defending the accused and crying conspiracy, blatant cover-ups, absolute whataboutery and superficial damage Control, and the Adityanath government has perfected this art to the hilt", Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a statement. As CBI started it's investigation in the high profile rape case, During the interogation Sengar made a big claims.

The two BJP ministers courted controversy by attending a rally supporting those accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

Madhav according to the reports has arrived in Jammu today to chair a party legislature meet at the party headquarters.

"The real culprit of Unnao's victim, who was raped reportedly in June 2017, and who pleaded at the doorstep of the BJP CM even attempting self-immolation is no one but the Chief Minister and he should immediately be sacked", said Surjewala.

The public remarks of her brother Tassaduq Mufti, where he said the PDP-BJP coalition had forfeited people's confidence, and the PDP meeting that Mufti has called at her Gupkar Road residence on Saturday, were seen as signalling her discomfort over what the former called "communalisation" of crime.

A Special Investigation Team, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.

The incident sparked massive outrage in the country, with people calling for speedy justice in the case. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17. She was taken to a temple in Rasana village in Kathua district.

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