No evidence of rapes in Murthal during Haryana Jat quota stir: National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumarmangalam

  • Updated: Mar 05, 2016 21:02 IST

HT Correspondent

Panchkula: National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumarmangalam on Saturday said they had not found any evidence of gangrapes in Murthal in Sonepat district during the Jat agitation.

She was at Basic Training Centre, Bhanu, Panchkula, on the concluding day of the three-day special training programme on “investigation of cases involving crime against women”.

While interacting with media, she said they had not found any evidence during investigation. “We have recorded many statements but there is no evidence. If anyone has proof, then he or she can come to us,” she said.

The training programme was conducted under the aegis of National Commission for Women and Board of Police Research and Development.

As many as 70 women police officers of the rank of head constable to SP from Punjab, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh participated in the programme.

Earlier, Indo-Tibetan Border Police inspector general Arvind Kumar welcomed the chief guest and briefed her on the outcome of the training programme. He said various issues related to crime against women in India were discussed.

He said senior officers from various police organisations of the country were invited as guest faculty to deliver lecturers on topics related to crime against women.

“They shared practical experiences with the participants; and during interactions on topics like the sexual harassment act, status of women in society, crime against women, and remedies were discussed in detail and valuable suggestions exchanged,” he said.

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