New Delhi: The three accused in the Bulandshahr gangrape case have been arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody.

The Uttar Pradesh DGP Javed Ahmed said that the accused were identified by the rape survivors from the photographs stored in the police database of tribal criminals.

The three accused identified as Babloo, a resident of Faridabad, Naresh from Bhatinda in Punjab and Raees Ahmad, who belongs to Sutari village have been brought in for questioning, he added.

The Akhilesh Yadav govt sacked the Bulandshahr senior superintendent of police Vaibhav Krishan and six other officers.

A 300-member task force was set up on Sunday to arrest the attackers.

Meanwhile, the Opposition parties have demanded the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the gang rape of a Noida-based mother and daughter near Bulandshahr and have asked him to own up moral responsibility of the heinous crime.

On Friday night, a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were raped by a gang of robbers in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr. The rape survivors were travelling to Shahjahanpur from Noida when their car was hit by an iron rod by the robbers. They took the family at gunpoint and forced them to drive into fields. The male members were isolated and that’s when the woman and her daughter were gangraped by the robbers. They snatched the money and some jewellery from the victims and fled.

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