Murthal ‘gang rapes’: Women police team begins probe
Women police officers led by deputy inspector general (DIG) Dr Rajshree Singh and deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), Bharti Dabas and Surinder Kaur, visit Murthal to gather first hand information about the alleged incident.punjab Updated: Feb 27, 2016 15:59 IST
The three-member committee of women police officers constituted to receive complaints regarding alleged rape of women at Murthal near Sonepat during the Jat stir visited the site of the alleged incident on Saturday.
The team of women police officers comprising deputy inspector general (DIG) Dr Rajshree Singh and two women deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), Bharti Dabas and Surinder Kaur, visited the site to gather first hand information about the alleged incident, over 50 km from Delhi.
Asked about recovery of some clothes beloning to women at Murthal on the Delhi Ambala National Highway, Rajshree told reporters, “These had been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory for examination”.
“Let us see, what comes out,” she told reporters in Murthal.
Asked how challenging would it be for the police to identify culprits of the alleged incident, she said police was visiting the “scene of the crime” to collect clues and talking to people in this regard.
“It is challenging. But let us see, what happens,” she said, asserting, “It will be our endeavour that truth comes out.”
“We appeal to all citizens who have any clue to forward. They should meet us and tell us whatever they have seen, they should share with us all details and we will try to bring out the truth. We are visiting the scene of crime and meeting people,” she said.
The state government had on Friday said it would act “swiftly” as and when it receives complaint on alleged sexual assault during Jat agitation.
Police had earlier maintained that no concrete evidence had been found so far which could prove sexual assault or rape of women took place at Murthal during the Jat stir for quota.
Punjab and Haryana high court had taken suo motu cognisance of a media report which had said that several women were allegedly raped at a highway in Murthal during Jat stir.
The court had asked the Haryana DGP and Home Secretary to submit separate detailed report on this incident.
However, the state government had been maintaining that no such incident had taken place.
First Published: Feb 27, 2016 15:03 IST