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Cops act swiftly, chargeesheet rape accused in seven days

What could be seen as a step forward towards the speedy disposal of rape cases, the police of Division No. 4 have chargesheeted an accused in connection with a rape case only seven days after registering an FIR.

punjab Updated: Jan 14, 2013 23:35 IST

What could be seen as a step forward towards the speedy disposal of rape cases, the police of Division No. 4 have chargesheeted an accused in connection with a rape case only seven days after registering an FIR.


The FIR was registered at the Division No. 4 police station on January 4 following the complaint of a 26-year-old Sandhu Nagar resident, who is also a mother of six children, that Lucky, a worker at a hosiery factory in Hargobind Nagar, allegedly outraged her modesty. He also threatened her not to reveal the incident to anyone, she added.

SHO of the Division No. 4 police station inspector Vinod Kumar said the police acted swift and arrested the accused on January 5, within 24 hours of the crime, following a tip-off. The accused was trying to flee the city and had come to his rented accommodation to collect his belongings, he added.

"Following instructions of the police department which ensure safety of women and to act swiftly in cases of crime against women, we completed the inquiry in just seven days and filed a chargesheet in this connection in the court of judicial magistrate Kiran Jyoti on January 11," the SHO added.

"Prompt and timely action by the police in such cases will discourage criminals. We are pursuing the matter seriously and will try hard to ensure that the woman gets justice," he added.

Meanwhile, the police commissionerate has purportedly appointed additional deputy commissioner of police (city-1) Nilambri Jagdale as the nodal officer to look into the incidents of crime against women.

The police have also formed an assault-response team to deal with the cases of assault on women.