The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the investigation in the Bulandshahr gangrape case on 19 August.
Earlier, the Allahabad High Court ordered the CBI to take over the investigation. CBI Spokesperson Devpreet Singh said that the agency has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code besides provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
"CBI took over the investigation of case No.838 of 2016 registered at Police Station Kotwali Dehat, District Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) on the allegations of abduction, dacoity and rape of a lady and her daughter by five-six assailants in fields situated in village Dostpur, district Bulandshahr in the intervening night of 29/30 July 2016," the spokesperson said.
A woman and her minor daughter were gangraped on 29 July when they were travelling with their family to Shahjahanpur in western Uttar Pradesh.
--With inputs from PTI