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I am being framed: BSP MLA Shahnawaz Rana

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Jun 25, 2011 at 09:58pm IST

New Delhi: Shahnawaz Rana, after he was suspended on Friday, the MLA in question said on Saturday he was being framed. Rana is accused in the attempted rape of two Delhi-based girls. He said he should not have been dragged into the case since the allegations were not directly against him. Rana's brothers were arrested on Friday.

Rana said, "I am being framed. I've got to know from the media, that there are allegations of my goons and driver attempting rape, but I don't understand, why I am being named for an incident which has no connection with me. If I am still being dragged into this case, then I think all the mobile records should be checked. I have done nothing wrong. I am being framed."

The two relatives of BSP MP Kadir Rana were on Saturday night arrested in Muzaffarnagar by the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the alleged rape attempt on two Delhi girls. "Shazaib and Saddam were arrested from the city around 9:00 pm while they were attempting to flee from here. We had conducted raids at their houses after a court issued arrest warrants against them. A car worth Rs 70 lakh that was used to abduct the girls was also seized during the raids," SP City KB Singh told reporters.

The duo would be produced before a court on Sunday, he added. Earlier in the day, the police had announced a reward of Rs 5,000 on the duo's arrest following a complaint by a friend of the two girls, Gaurav Tiwari, in Shahadra police station that some persons attempted to molest the two girls after abducting them on June 21.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had suspended her party MLA Shahnawaz Rana, whose security aides were apprehended in the case, and handed over the probe to STF.

Taking serious note of the incident, Mayawati suspended the Bijnor MLA from the membership of BSP, Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur told reporters. "The Special Task Force has been directed to probe the incident and stern action should be taken against anyone found guilty," the Principal Secretary said in Lucknow.

The two women were returning to Delhi from Mussoorie along with their two male friends on Tuesday evening when they stopped at a petrol pump to get their vehicle repaired where a group of seven-eight men abducted them in a car, according to the complainants. The men took them to a house and tried to rape them at gun point but the women managed to escape.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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