Mumbai: `Act against molesters of female cops`

Vinod Tawde urged the National Women`s Commission to take suo motu action against molesters of women police constables.

Mumbai: Leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative council, Vinod Tawde, on Monday urged the National Women`s Commission to take suo motu action against molesters of women police constables during the August 11 violence in Mumbai.

Tawde demanded that the commission intervene to know why women constables were posted at Azad Maidan while only men were supposed to attend the Raza Academy rally.

"Similarly, why did police officials remain mere eyewitnesses to the molestation instead of taking action? Why is Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik silent on the issue," he asked.

Replying to questions, Tawde rejected speculation about senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde getting close to the Congress, since the Congress wanted a mass leader from Marathwada to fill the vacuum created by Vilasrao Deshmukh`s death.

"Why would Munde join the Congress? He is a senior leader who has the capacity to bring Sena, BJP and MNS together as well as be a claim of the chief minister`s post in 2014," he said.

PTI

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