Five cops sent to judicial custody till Jan 6 for gang rape of minor

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 17:25

Chandigarh: A court here on Wednesday remanded five policemen accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in judicial custody till January 6, amidst claim that Chandigarh Police has violated a Supreme Court ruling by uploading her FIR on website.

"The step (uploading the FIR) of Chandigarh Police had revealed the identity of the victim... Stringent action must be taken against the responsible police officials," the girl`s counsel, Brajeshwar Singh Jaswal, told reporters.

He said that the court, keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter, had allowed the girl to have a counsel and her parents by her side whenever she gives statement to the police.

After the expiry of their police custody, the accused were today produced before the court, which sent them to judicial custody till January 6, 2014.

Police have set up a five-member Special Investigation Team to investigate the case against the policemen who were arrested and sacked on charges of raping the Class 10 girl.

Five constables -- Jagtar, Akshay, Himmat, Sunil and Anil -- were arrested following a complaint by the girl that she had been raped and molested by them for a period of over one-and-half months.
Four of the constables were posted in the Police Control Room (PCR) vans, and the fifth was posted in the crime branch of Chandigarh Police.
Meanwhile, activists of ABVP staged a protest outside the court premises seeking justice for the girl.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 17:25

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