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Bulandshahr gang-rape case cracked: Here is how Bawaria gang kingpin Salim was arrested

7Lucknow: After nearly a week-long chase, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested the main accused in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case and the kingpin of the notorious Bawaria gang on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, Salim, who was on the run since the horrific gang-rape of a Noida-based woman and her teenage daughter, was arrested by the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police.
Salim, whose arrest was confirmed by the UPDGP Javeed Ahmed, was nabbed along with two other accused in the case from Meerut.
“Remaining three accused in the Bulandshahr gang-rape case, including Salim Bawaria, have been arrested,” the state Director General of Police Javeed Ahmed told ANI.
With the fresh arrest, the Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested all six persons believed to be involved in the brutal Bulandshahr gang-rape case.
Though the UP Police has refused to divulge details regarding his arrest, sources said that Salim’s exact location was traced through his mobile phone.
The UP Police had earlier picked up 11 persons closely linked to the Bawaria gang-members and extracted crucial information regarding Salim’s possible whereabouts.
The arrested Bawaria gang members were under electronic surveillance and, based on the information provided by them, the police made efforts to trace Salim through his call details and SIM location.
Interestingly, Salim, who was using different SIM cards to contact his gang members, had kept his mobile phone switched off and made only important calls.
His last call to one of his close aides, who was nabbed by the police on Sunday, provided the much-needed info to the police officials and finally led to his arrest from Meerut.
After his arrest, Salim Bawaria was taken to Hapur where he was formally interrogated. It is being said that alim broke down after the third degree treatment given to him by the police and narrated the whole sequence of events after the Bulandshahr incident.
He was interrogated by IG Zone Sujit Kumar Pandey and Bulandshahr SSP Anees Ahmed Ansari during which he confessed his role in the heinous crime.
He was also later identified by the Bulandshahr gang-rape case victim and her teenage daughter.
UPDGP Javed Ahmed is expected to hold a press conference to throw light on how Salim Bawaria was arrested.
On July 31, 35-year-old woman and her 13-year-old daughter were brutally gang-raped at gunpoint on NH-9 near Bulandshahr.
The women, along with their family, are from Noida. The family was driving to a funeral in Bulandshahr on the night of July 31 when their car was stopped by the Bawaria gang of robbers. The family was first robbed and thrashed. The gang later tied up the men and gang-raped the woman and daughter for three hours.
What was further appalling was that the incident happened only 100 meters from the police post.

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