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Hathras case highlights: Determined to punish culprits harshly, says UP CM

Tension in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras village intensified on Saturday after district administration imposed prohibitory orders to maintain law and order situation ahead of visit by Opposition leaders to meet the family of 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was allegedly gang-raped by four men on September 14.

By | Updated: Oct 04, 2020 02:06 IST
Hathras case highlights: Determined to punish culprits harshly, says UP CM
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has recommended CBI probe in the Hathras gang-rape case on Saturday. (File photo)

Marking key developments in the case on Saturday, top officials of the Yogi Adityanath-led government have been rushed to meet the family members of 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped and assaulted by four men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras village on September 14.

The district administration had clamped prohibitory orders in the village, restricting access of people to the victim's family members on Saturday.

In a second attempt, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have decided to go to Hathras on Saturday afternoon to meet the family of the 19-year-old victim who died earlier this week in Delhi.

Catch all the major highlights from Saturday here:

03:26 PM IST

Congress workers block cavalcade of Smriti Irani in Varanasi

A group of Congress workers blocked the cavalcade of Union minister Smriti Irani in Varanasi in protest against the alleged gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh.The protesters raised raised anti-government slogans and demanded justice for the woman's family.

03:25 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor leaves for Hathras, tweets 'Satyagraha for our daughters'

02:22 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi leaves for Hathras

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves for Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of the alleged gangrape victim

02:21 PM IST

Reports of removal of Sec-144 in Hathras fake: Official

The SDM of Hathras Prem Prakash Meena has denied reports of removal of prohibitory orders in the village and said Section 144 CrPC is still operative in the victim's. He added that the video of DM going viral is fake and edited.

02:09 PM IST

UP cops deployed at DND ahead of Congress' Hathras visit

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.

02:05 PM IST

Top govt officials reach Hathras

Senior officials of Uttar Pradesh government additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi and director general of police HC Awasthi have reached Hathras. The officials would be submitting their report to the chief minister upon returning, a government spokesperson said.

The officials were rushed to Hathras by the government administration.

01:59 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh govt 'morally corrupt': Priyanka Gandhi on threats to victim's family

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday alleged that the Yogi Adityanath government was threatening the family of the Hathras gang-rape victim and asserted that such behaviour was not acceptable to the country.

Hitting out at the Yogi Adityanath dispensation, Priyanka Gandhi said the UP government is "morally corrupt".

01:51 PM IST

Smriti Irani says Rahul Gandhi going to Hathras for politics

Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is going to Hathras for politics, not for insaaf (justice).

She was addressing a press conference in Varanasi on Farm bills. She made the comment in response to a query regarding Rahul's visit to Hathras.

12:52 PM IST

Rahul, Priyanka to head to Hathras again on Saturday to meet victim's family

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.

First published: Oct 03, 2020 12:15 IST