Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded a CBI inquiry of the Badaun rape case, but added that delivering justice is more important than launching a probe. "There should be a CBI inquiry in this case, but justice is more important than an inquiry. People who have done this should be made to realize that India will not tolerate such disrespect of women," said Gandhi.
"The family of the victims told me that their daughters' honour cannot be brought back by money. They said that they want justice and don't see the police of Uttar Pradesh ever giving them that. They confirmed that the people involved in the case, lived in the area, and added that there is no respect for women here," he said.
Earlier, Gandhi met the family of the victims. The gruesome incident has sparked off widespread condemnation on the way it was handled by the authorities. Many activists, including former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, slammed the state government for its inability to maintain law order.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati too referred to the state as a 'jungle raj' administration and demanded President's rule.