Arrest of rape accused a team effort: Joint CP

Last Updated: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 18:51

Kolkata: Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police (Crime) Damayanti Sen, who is widely credited to have busted the Park Street car rape case, on Monday said it was a collective effort and ruled out any division in the police set-up.
"It is entirely a combined effort by the city police and the investigation team under me which made the breakthrough in the gang rape case," Sen told reporters after
a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Sen ruled out any division in the city police as alleged by a section of the media in the wake of different statements issued by the police authorities and said the arrest was the culmination of a concerted effort.

Earlier, the chief minister had claimed that the incident was a `fabricated story` and intended to malign her government and blamed some TV channels for projecting it,
while Sen had said there seemed to be some truth in the statement made by the victim.

Sen said,``Reports in a section of the media are criticising me. They are undermining my professional capabilities. They are totally incorrect and misleading."

She said she sought an appointment with the CM through the Commissioner of Police to clarify her stand.

"Never had I done anything individually and in this case too I am not doing anything individually. My personal life is disturbed with such a personal attack on me".

"Because of this the ongoing investigation is getting hampered, particularly when more arrests are pending", Sen said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Jawed Shamim, who accompanied Sen, also ruled out groupism in the city police and described the reports as "incorrect and misleading".

He said, "No officer in the city police takes any decision individually. It is an entirely collective decision. Even the CM never interfered in the investigation process".

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 18:51

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