Owner of bus used in gang-rape arrested

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The owner of the bus in which a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped here Dec 16 night was arrested Wednesday, police said.

Dinesh Yadav was arrested in the morning from Sector 62 of Noida, Delhi's suburb in Uttar Pradesh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sindhu Pillai told IANS.

He was booked Tuesday for giving false information to the state transport department to get a registration certificate and permit for the bus used for ferrying school children.

"The residential proof submitted by Yadav was found false because he never lived at the mentioned address," said Pillai.

"Anant Gopal, the landlord of the property in north Delhi's Burari, told us that Yadav never resided at his house. Yadav filed a false affidavit, claiming that he was a resident of the given address," said Pillai.

Besides the bus involved in the gang-rape crime, 10 other buses were registered in the name of Dinesh Yadav, police said.

The officer said documents of all buses owned by Yadav were being verified.

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