Though Surtis simmered in outrage stoked after a teenaged schoolgirl was gangraped on Friday, they thwarted the possibility of a communal flare-up by ignoring the call for a bandh on Monday, made by the VHP. The accused belong to the minority community. Shops and commercial establishments across Surat carried on with business, oblivious to the bandh.
As for the accused in the Surat gangrape case, one of them, Shahid, might be selling MMS clips of gangrape incidents for profit, said police sources apprised of the investigations. Forty-two unsavoury MMS clips, of which seven involved gangrapes, were stored his Shahid's phone.
The clips were probably shot to blackmail victims and the accused made money from them, the sources said. The police did not rule out the possibility of the three accused being involved in a sex racket.
- CMDA seals building owned by Reliance Industries
- AAP, BJP ready for fresh poll, Congress to back AAP?
- Andhra Pradesh turmoil: Digvijay Singh may visit Hyderabad on December 12
- BJP favours fresh elections in Delhi
- Sushil Kumar Modi claims Independents and Congress distancing from Nitish Kumar
- Losing good for Congress, party should revamp itself: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar
- JPC report on 2G scam is Congress' cover-up, lacks credibility: Arun Jaitley
- Protests outside former justice A K Ganguly's office
- Defiant Ganguly refuses to quit as pressure mounts
- Minorities Commission Chairman Namdhari part of conspiracy in Ponty Chadha murder case says Delhi Police
- Capital punishment: Delhi faces President's rule - 1 day ago
- Will dance on 'Besharam' song at Ranbir Kapoor's wedding: Katrina Kaif - 6 hours ago
- After Bullett Raja & R...Rajkumar in two weeks, Sonakshi Sinha has two releases on the same day - 22 hours ago
- Love Salman Khan for promoting 'Dhoom 3' in 'Bigg Boss': Aamir Khan - 7 hours ago
- Narendra Modi is a joker with a dirty mouth: Mani Shankar Aiyar - 15 hours ago