We are taking the Banda rape case very seriously: Mayawati

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has said that her government is taking the Banda rape case "very seriously" and that strict action will be taken against those who take law into their hands.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow on Thursday, Mayawati said, "We took the Banda matter very seriously and got it investigated by the CID immediately. You all know that once CB-CID report was released strict action was taken."

Giving details about the steps taken by her government, the BSP chief said, "The Jailor of Banda prison Gyan Prakash and Additional SP Banda Lala Ram have been suspended and departmental proceedings have been initiated against them."

Slamming the Opposition parties for politicising the issue, Mayawati said, "Opposition members started using this issue in the wrong manner, they cried false tears. Where were these Opposition members when women in Delhi were being harassed? And that harassment hasn't stopped yet."