Bhopal gang-rape case fallout: 10 police officers shifted

In the latest development in the Bhopal gang-rape case, 10 top police officers have been transferred or removed from their posts.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Nov 05, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Bhopal: In the latest development in the Bhopal gang-rape case, 10 top police officers have been transferred .

Anita Malviya, who was Bhopal Railway Superintendent of Police, has now been posted as Assistant Inspector General at Bhopal Police Headquarter.

Bhopal Railway SP Anita Malviya has been made Assistant Inspector General, Bhopal.

Inspector General Jabalpur Jaydeep Prasad is now IG Bhopal.

The 19-year-old woman who was allegedly gang-raped by four men in the state capital on Tuesday had accused some police officers of initially refusing to lodge her complaint.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had assured of strict action against the errant cops.

The rape survivor had accused the Madhya Pradesh Police officers of not cooperating with her and made to shuttle from one police station to another before an inspector posted at Habibganj Police Station agreed to file a case.

The survivor, daughter of a police couple, was allegedly raped by four men on Tuesday night in the vicinity of the Habibganj railway station here. The accused have been arrested.

The four men allegedly tied the girl and took turns to sexually assault her. The accused, as per the reports, even took tea and gutkha breaks before returning to repeatedly rape her.

Four police officials in Madhya Pradesh were suspended on Friday and the city Superintendent of Police (SP) was transferred over a delay in lodging a complaint of the victim.

Two city police stations kept dilly-dallying over registering of the FIR, saying the place of occurrence did not fall within their area. Finally, the case was registered two days after the incident. Two of the accused have been arrested.

The Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Chouhan over the gang-rape and the subsequent delay in lodging of the FIR.

In a sarcastic remark, Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in state assembly Ajay Singh said: "Our Chief Minister claims that Madhya Pradesh is ahead of even America, but when it comes to women empowerment the claim stands exposed in the state capital."