Russian rape case: Goa CM seeks detailed report from DGP
Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Thursday sought a detailed report from state police chief on Russian rape case, allegedly involving a local politician.india Updated: Dec 17, 2009 16:43 IST
Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat on Thursday sought a detailed report from state police chief on Russian rape case, allegedly involving a local politician.
"I have asked Director General of Police B S Bassi to furnish a detailed report on the investigation in this case," Kamat told reporters on the sidelines of ongoing state Legislative Assembly session at Porvorim.
The chief minister said he will forward the detailed report to Russian consulate.
The Consulate General of Russian Federation in Mumbai, Alexander V Mantytsky, on Wednesday had expressed resentment over the investigation of the case through a diplomatic communication addressed to the chief minister.
Goa government evoked criticism after the initial bungling by state police in investigating the case.
The rape case had snowballed into a national debate after Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik reportedly said that such cases should be treated differently.
Kamat said the tourists in the state should adhere to certain code of conduct while venturing out in the night.
"There is no restrain on tourists moving out in the night but they should follow certain code and responsibilities," he said without elaborating on it.
A 25-year-old Russian girl was allegedly raped by John Fernandes, a south Goa-based politician, who is right now missing after the Goa bench of Bombay High Court set aside his anticipatory bail granted by a lower court.