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'Kolhapur rape case inquiry will be complete in 3 days'

mumbai Updated: Apr 29, 2011 01:14 IST
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Home minister RR Patil has assured that the inquiry into the case where a police constable from Kolhapur, Yuvraj Kamble, 32, was arrested on the charge of raping a woman trainee police constable, will be completed in three days.

"In the next two-three days we will go through the medical reports of all the women constables and prepare a report, which will be made public. Cases will be lodged against those found guilty and they will be suspended," said Patil on Thursday.

Referring to the allegations made by Member of Parliament Sadashivrao Mandlik who has claimed that around 11 women constables were sexually harassed, Patil said, "We do not want to tarnish the image of our women constables unless anything is proved."

The case came to light when two women constables - one of whom was married - were found to be pregnant before they were to be sent on a six-month training programme. Kamble, who was training new recruits had allegedly invited one of the women constables to his house and had promised to give her the question paper of the exam to be held the next morning. When she went to his house, he allegedly raped her.

Kamble had named deputy superintendent police (home) Vijay Parkale, inspector Dnyaneshwar Mundhe and constable Avinash Pawar as being involved in the case. There were issues raised on the inquiry being conducted by additional superintendent of police, Nashik Maithili Jha. "Jha has a very good track record and will continue with the probe. The report will be checked by Pune police chief Meeran Borwankar," Patil said.