New Delhi, Oct 6 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a PIL in the Hathras gang-rape and murder case and termed the case as “horrible”, “shocking” and “extraordinary”.
The state government had filed an affidavit before the hearing in which it was said that due to the possibility of riots, the administration had persuaded the victim’s family to cremate the body at night.
Speaking to IANS, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad said, “Will the rights of the people be terminated in the name of security? What is the use of law and order then?”
The Bhim Army Chief further said, “When there can be security arrangements made for people leaving from Delhi, then those who incite violence can also be stopped. Who wants to commit violence? So far no violence has been carried out by the victim’s family. Will the rights of the people be terminated due to security?”
He added, “For the first time I have seen how the police operates in Ramrajya. The police’s job across the country is to collect evidence. But police work in India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, is to destroy evidence. The victim’s family did not give their signatures to take the body away. The victim’s family was in Delhi and the body went to UP, how is this possible?
“Why was there no attention paid to the demands of the aggrieved family. They were ready to accompany the police. It is a crime to take the body away without the consent of the victim’s family.”