A day after an Indian high court transferred the Bulandshahr mother-daughter gang rape case to federal police for investigation after hearing a petition, the minor victim today moved Supreme Court demanding that FIRs be registered against Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Azam Khan and the erring police officials.
The other demands of the minor victim include the transfer of this case to New Delhi, a court-monitored probe, security and rehabilitation.
Earlier this month, the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader in northern state kicked up a controversy with his insensitive remarks suggesting that this incident of gang rape could be a political conspiracy against the ruling government.
Khan received a flurry of criticism for his comments from the opposition parties, women's groups as well as the victim's family members.
The Allahabad High Court, while ordering the inquiry by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), observed it was "not satisfied" with the police investigation so far. The High Court, which had taken suo motu cognizance of the July 29 incident, also said it intended to "monitor the investigation into the case".
A division bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and justice Yashwant Varma passed the order a day after the state government submitted a status report on the investigation into the incident in a sealed cover.
The incident had taken place when six members of a Noida-based family were travelling to Shahjahanpur in western Uttar Pradesh.
At the National Highway passing through Bulandshahr, their car was stopped by criminals, who dragged the 13-year-old girl and her mother out and raped them in a field nearby.