New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Caste, Wednesday, issued a arrest warrant against Gautam Budh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police, Jyoti Narayan, for failing to investigate the seven cases of alleged rape in Bhatta-Parsaul.
The warrant was issued in view of the failure if Narayan in responding to the four summons –last on Sept 5 - it had issued asking the SSP to produce the status report on the investigation into the rape cases.
NCSC chairperson PL Punia has further instructed the Uttar Pradesh DGP to produce Narayan before the Commission on October 25.
In a interview to a newspaper, Punia said, “"Earlier, four summons had been issued to the SSP to produce before the Commission the status report of the seven alleged rape cases, but he did not follow the instructions . Moreover, he did not even get rape cases registered.”
“When the SSP did not respond to repetitive calls made by the Commission, an arrest warrant was issued…He just told the Commission that the matter has been referred to the UP CB-CID. However, if the police does not register a case, then the CB-CID will not be able to carry out any investigation," he added.
However, Narayan has said that he is yet to receive the warrant, adding that the case was handed over to the CB-CID hence the district police has nothing to do with it.
Seven women had complained of police atrocities, including rape, when the police raided their village after a clash between the district administration and the villagers over land acquisition on May 7.