The Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday detained three more people in connection with a gangrape case against Samajwadi party leader Gayatri Prajapati. Those arrested also include son and nephew of Gayatri Prajapati. The police detained Gayatri Prajapati's son and relative on the charge of providing shelter to the accused former minister. The total number of arrests, in this case, now stands at six but the accused former minister is still at large.
The police have so far managed to arrest his gunman, his son and accomplices. Gayatri Prajapati's gunman surrendered before the police in Lucknow while two others were arrested by a special team in Noida. Gayatri Prajapati who is one of the accused in a gangrape case has been on the run ever since the police moved to act against him following a supreme court directive. Prajapati also lost the assembly seat from Amethi in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh polls even as he was absconding. Searches for him continue and the police hope to gather more information on his whereabouts from his son.
Gayatri Prajapati's son and nephew who were detained in Lucknow were taken to Amethi for further investigations in the case.