CM Devendra Fadnavis orders action against cop in Nallasopara rape

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered the director general of police (DGP) to take strict action against the cops from Nallasopara police station for neglecting their duty in registering a rape case involving a minor.

Also read: Take back your rape case, or he will kill you: Mumbai cop tells minor

Janardhan Kadam
Janardhan Kadam

mid-day had reported on December 2 that a 16-year-old rape survivor had gone along with a social worker, Sunila Bhise, to Nallasopara police station to register the case. The police officer refused to register the case and asked her if she had had sexual relations with any other man.

mid-day’s December 2 report
mid-day’s December 2 report

“Take back your case or he will kill you,” he also warned her, citing the accused’s criminal past. The case was eventually registered the next day. On that very day, a 12-year-old girl, who had been allegedly raped by her neighbour, had gone to register the rape case.

CM Devendra Fadnavis’s tweet on the incident
CM Devendra Fadnavis’s tweet on the incident

A police officer at the station allegedly demanded money to record her statement on video. After the report was published, the CM wrote on Twitter: “Told DGP for strictest action against the police officers who are found guilty of neglect of duty in Nalasopara Case”.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Meanwhile, the public relations officer of the Palghar district police released a press note stating that no police officer asked any such alleged questions or gave warnings to the survivor.

It stated that the officers did their work honestly, in front of the social worker and the survivor’s parents. It also stated that police had recorded the 12-year-old child’s video statement in the second case.

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1 Comments

  • Philip5906-Dec-2014

    Well done Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis for taking strict action against this police officer in charge for not registering the poor girls statement of rape, this type of officer's should be thrown out of police station and be posted into remote areas,well done CM i myself personally congrate you for taking such action, so that in nearing future no Police Officer does do that thing again, also check on the RTO police officer's who take bribes near the signal junction for any small mistake

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