Will probe why medical reports of Jewar victims were made public, says Maneka
Gautam Budh Nagar officials, chief medical officer (CMO) Anurag Bhargav, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Love Kumar and district magistrate BN Singh were present at a press conference where the preliminary medical report ruling out rape was made public.Updated: May 28, 2017 23:20 IST
The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) will initiate an inquiry against the officers who made public the findings of the preliminary medical reports of the four women who said they were gang-raped during a robbery at Jewar in Greater Noida last Thursday. The report had ruled out rape.
“The incident was horrific. It is true the preliminary reports should not have been disclosed publicly. The ministry will initiate an inquiry against the officers who disclosed the contents of the report,” Union WCD minister Maneka Gandhi told HT on Sunday in Ghaziabad.
Gautam Budh Nagar officials, chief medical officer (CMO) Anurag Bhargav, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Love Kumar and district magistrate BN Singh were present at a press conference where the preliminary medical report ruling out rape was made public.
But CMO Bhargav had said the final opinion will depend on tests to be conducted by the forensic science laboratory, Lucknow. The results will take three to four weeks.
Kumar had also said the section of gang rape will remain in the FIR till the final forensic results were out.
The victims’ family questioned the hurry to hold the press conference when the final reports were yet to be received.
The family was waylaid at the Jewar-Bulandshahr Road on Thursday night. The robbers beat up the family of eight members. The women said they were gang-raped. One male member of the family was shot dead when he tried to resist.
However, the minister warded off allegations of rising crime in Uttar Pradesh ever since Yogi Adityanath assumed office as chief minister.
“The entire system in the state was in a shambles when the BJP took over recently. Even Mayawati had said 17,000 policemen got jobs after paying bribes. The policemen even aided kidnappings and kept people in lock-ups to earn money. The hierarchy at police stations was based on caste and religion,” she said.
“We have heard reports that gangs on highways are on the lookout for vehicles with women passengers and targeted them. It will take us some time to reform the police and do a clean-up job,” she added.
First Published: May 28, 2017 23:08 IST