Mumbai Crime: 2 women constables sexually abused by senior as cops refuse to file FIR
Two women constables from Thane have been running from pillar to post to get an FIR filed against one of their seniors, who they say sexually harassed them
Two women constables from Thane have been running from pillar to post to get an FIR filed against one of their seniors, who they say sexually harassed them. Despite an internal inquiry confirming the crime, an FIR is yet to be filed as per reports by Indian Express. According to the victims, both constables with the Thane police, said that an inspector was allegedly subjecting them to sexual harassment.
The two women along with other constables approached the Police commissioner in 2017 and an enquiry was started under the Vishakha guidelines. The DCP (HQ1) Dr Priyanka Narnavare, said, “According to my investigation, the inspector from the Reserved Police Force had verbally and physically abused multiple women working under him. In fact, I believe that what came to us was just the tip of the iceberg.” She added, “I submitted my final report on January 22. I had recommended that the accused be at least transferred, as he can’t be allowed to work in an area where he had violated so many women.”
However, when the two women attempted to file and FIR the Thane Nagar police station turned them away saying they were busy with republic day celebration bandobast. One of the women said, “We were even told that as we have complained against him to the seniors, there should be no need for an FIR. However, we were adamant.” Commissioner of Thane Police Parambir Singh said, “Everything is going by the procedure. We had set up an inquiry and now that the report has confirmed that the crime has been registered, the FIR will be lodged by today or tomorrow. There’s no delay, everything is happening according to the procedure.”
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