Greater Noida: Congress general secretary
Rahul Gandhi`s allegation of police brutalities in Bhatta and
Parsaul villages during the recent farmers` protest has been
proven right as seven women have claimed that they were raped
by men in uniform, a union minister said on Monday.
Seven women gave affidavits to National Commission for
Scheduled Castes claiming that they were raped by policemen on
May 7, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said, adding
that this proves that police committed atrocities in the two
villages during the agitation as suspected by Gandhi.
NCSC recently claimed that seven women of Bhatta and
Parsaul in Greater Noida were raped by policemen during the
agitation against land acquisition in May. The victims stated
that the men of their families had fled due to fear of arrest
and they were alone at their homes when policemen raped them.
Though NCSC had directed the Gautam Budha Nagar SSP to
file FIR on the basis of the affidavits, till date no FIR has
"The matter is being probed," a police official said.
Gandhi had alleged that several women were raped and many
farmers killed during the agitation in the two villagers.
Meanwhile, the minister distributed gas connections to
around 750 families while visiting Bhatta, Parsaul and
Acchepur villages here and informed farmers about the new land
acquisition policy to be brought in Parliament.
He also sought their suggestions which could be included
in the final draft of the bill.