High court prompts Mayawati to release Banda rape victim

Prompted by an Allahabad High Court directive, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday ordered the release of a 17-year-old rape victim whom a ruling Bahujan Samaj party lawmaker had falsely implicated in a theft case. Though it was a court holiday, senior judge Justice Rajesh Agrawal decided to take suo motto cognizance of the case […]