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Ludhiana gangrape: 3 accused remanded in police custody for seven days

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

A court in on Wednesday remanded the three men, arrested in connection with the of a woman here, for seven days in police custody even as the accused were manhandled by supporters.

The three accused identified as Sadiq Ali, Jagroop Singh and Surmo (all in age group of 20 to 30) were presented before Judicial Magistrate who remanded them in police custody for seven days.

A group of protesters owing allegiance to youth led by hurled shoes and also manhandled the accused while they were being taken to the court, police said.

A 21-year-old woman was raped allegedly by 10 men near Issewal village on the banks of Sidwan canal, about 15 km from on Saturday, after the car she was travelling in with her friend was stopped and she was dragged out.

said in the Assembly that fast track courts were mooted to try cases.

He also assured the House that he would approach the of and in Chandigarh to seek his personal intervention to ensure speedy justice in such cases.

The CM stressed the need for prompt dispensation of justice to the victims, besides exemplary punishment to the convicts in such dastardly acts as a deterrent for others.

He informed the House that out of the six alleged persons involved in this heinous crime, three had already been arrested and the remaining would be nabbed soon.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 19:15 IST