Rape case: Goa police chief assures action against cops
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Last Updated: Friday, January 15, 2010, 18:45
Panaji: Goa police chief B S Bassi today said the policemen accused in a rape case have been suspended and strict action will be taken against them.

"We will take strict disciplinary action against them (police involved in crime) but we do not want to do it in a haste," Bassi told reporters here.

Specifying the strict disciplinary action, Bassi said they could be dismissed from the service.

Three Goa policemen have been accused of rape, video recording the crime and circulating it as an MMS among fellow colleagues.

To a question on action against three police constables who allegedly sexually abused a girl in police van, Bassi said a case is yet to be registered.

"The victim has been identified with the help of the MMS. However, the accused are yet to be booked on rape charge because of 'certain facts'," the police chief said.

He, however, refused to elaborate on what the 'certain facts' were and added that the accused policemen have already been suspended.

A head constable and two constables were suspended for sexually abusing a girl at Calangute. The incident which came to light in December last year, had happened ten months back.

Goa police spokesman, Atmaram Deshpande, had earlier said that all the three would be charged for having unnatural sex with the girl.


First Published: Friday, January 15, 2010, 18:45

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