Bhatta Parsaul: Court orders case against cops

Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10:06

Noida: A court in Gautam Buddh Nagar on Saturday
ordered registration of a rape and robbery case against 21
police and PAC men on the complaint of a woman from Bhatta
Parsaul village where farmers had revolted against acquisition
of their land.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who had visited Bhatta
Parsaul in May to show solidarity with the farmers of the
area, had alleged that the women were raped.

The order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Vipin
Sharma.

The woman also alleged robbery by the men in uniform.

The woman had alleged rape by police men and PAC on May 7
after farmers had clashed with police. Two farmers and as many
policemen were killed in the standoff.

The woman alleged that after the clash their male
members had left the village fearing arrest and then police
and PAC men raped the women in the village.

Though during initial visits by NHRC and NCW teams, the
women had not alleged rape, later seven women had submitted
affidavits with National Commission for Scheduled Caste
alleging rape.

Earlier, a district court had ordered filing of FIR
against 16 PAC men including its commander.

After the Allahabad high court had passed strictures,
Dankore police had lodged FIR against the 16 PAC men.

The court ordered filing of FIR against the then Circle
Officer, Dankaur, Uday Veer Singh Khokhar, then Phase-II
Station Officer (SO) Anuj Chaudhary, the then Kakore SO Inder
Kumar Badola, the then Dankaur SHO Rajeev Kumar, the then
Dankaur Police Station beat-incharge, Hemant Kishore Gautam
and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) men.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10:01

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