New twist to Kolhapur sex scandal
The probe officer Maithali Jha said that there was no truth in the allegations of sexual exploitation of seven trainee women police constables at the Regional Police Training School (RPTS) in Kolhapur.
Nagpur: The investigating officer probing the
Kolhapur Police Training School sex scandal has dismissed
allegations of exploitation of women recruits there, saying
that "only one" rape case has been reported so far.
"There is no truth in the allegations of sexual
exploitation of seven trainee women police constables at the
Regional Police Training School (RPTS) in Kolhapur. Only one
case of rape has been reported," Additional SP of Nashik,
Maithali Jha who was assigned with the probe, told reporters
She claimed to have talked to each of the 71 recruits in
the city where they are undergoing the second phase of
training before cross-checking the facts and circumstances
herself, leading to the allegations.
Jha said two police officers including a deputy
superintendent of police and an inspector are also facing
charges in connection with the alleged rape. Drill master and
head constable Yuvraj Kamble who was accused of raping a
woman recruit, is already under arrest.
She will be submitting the probe report to concerned
authorities within three days.
Maharashtra government had ordered a high-level probe
last week following complaints by a few trainee women
constables at the RPTS of sexual harassment by their seniors.