Noida rape: NCPCR demands action against UP police

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 17:42

New Delhi: Outraged at UP Police revealing
the identity of a minor rape victim in Noida, the National
Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Monday sought
a report from the state government and asked it to take action against erring policemen.

NCPCR Chairperson Shanta Sinha said the rights body has
taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and have asked for a
report.

"You cast aspersions on such a vulnerable girl and that
you are a public servant and you are insensitive to the
vulnerability of the children. This is totally objectionable
and we have taken suo-motu cognisance of this. We will write
to the UP government," Sinha said.

She said the act of revealing the identity of a minor
rape victim was against the Juvenile Justice Act.

"This is also a cognisable offence and I think UP
government must take disciplinary action against the policemen
concerned. We have asked for a report and if found true, take
action," she said.

Uttar Pradesh Police has ordered an enquiry into the
incident of making the victim`s identity public, UP State
Women`s Commission has asked it to submit a report on the
matter.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 17:42

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