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'Upper-Caste' Meet Group at Ex-BJP MLA's House Defend Hathras Accused, Seek FIR Against Victim's Family

Image for representation.

Image for representation.

One of the organisers of the meeting and Pehalvan’s son Manveer Singh, however, denied that the gathering comprised members from the so-called upper castes and said they were from different sections of society.

Scores of people held a caste-based meeting Sunday outside the house of a former BJP MLA Rajveer Pehalvan in Hathras where they defended the accused in the gangrape and death of a Dalit woman in Hathras, and demanded registration of an FIR against her family members.

The meeting was held a day after UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a CBI probe into the incident. Heavy police force was deployed in the vicinity of the former BJP MLA’s house, located around 8-9 kilometres from the victim’s village.

One of the organisers of the meeting and Pehalvan’s son Manveer Singh, however, denied that the gathering comprised members from the so-called upper castes and said they were from different sections of society.

We welcome the CBI inquiry ordered by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister. We have faith in the investigation, Singh told PTI.


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