CM setups five members committee for inquiry into rape cases

Gandhinagar: Taking a serious note of recently occurred rape incident in Vadodara city; and with a view to have unbiased and judicious inquiry into the incident and prevention of reoccurrence of such incidents in future, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani has decided to setup a five-member committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department.

Gujarat Home Minister Mr. Pradipsinh Jadeja today said that this sensible decision was taken by the Chief Minister to ensure that the culprits get stringent punishment in such cases and he termed the incident as an unfortunate and unacceptable.
The Home Minister further stated that taking the note of gravity of the incident, as many as 32 different police teams are pressed into the investigations. The best officials of the CID (Crime) Ahmedabad are also assisting the local police on the case. The case is being investigated from human intelligence, technical surveillance, FSL, Mobile CDR and other angles. For the earliest detection of the case, it is being personally monitored by Vadodara Police Commissioner and the crime will be detected sooner. More than 800-suspects are being questioned and state government is determined to nab the culprits and will attempt to get “Capital Punishment” at the earliest.
Mr. Jadeja today made a personal visit to the victim’s family in Vadodara and expressing sorrow over the incident, gave them an assurance that the state government is with them and they could directly contact him for any assistance.
The home minister further added that this committee would meet after an interval of every 15-day. The other four members of the committee would be – secretary of home department, secretary of law department, DGP Gujarat, and Additional DGP CID Crime.
Mr. Jadeja further stated that the Gujarat High would be requested to run such cases on the fast track mode for quick disposal of such cases and punishments to the culprits. Beside these, the victims would be given compensation from the ‘Victim Compensation Fund’, he added.

The home minister had also made the personal visit at the crime spot – Navlakhi Ground in Vadodara – and also collected every minute detail from the top investigating police officials of the case. And, Mr. Jadeja further instructed the police officials that to prevent reoccurrence of such incidents in the future, as precautionary measures bushes should be cleared and proper lightingsshould be setup at such secluded places, and if required, the state government would allocate a grant for installing CCTV cameras at such vulnerable places.
During the visit of the Home Minister, those who remained present with him included, Minister of State Mr. Yogeshbhai Patel, Home Secretary Mr. Brijesh Jha, Member of Parliament Ms. Ranjanben Bhatt, Mayor Jigishaben Sheth, Collector Mrs. Shalini Agrawal, Range IG Mr. Abhay Chudasama, MLAs – Ms Seemaben Mohile and Manishaben Vakil, Police Commissioner Mr. Anupamsinh Ghelot, and top police officials.

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