WB assures NCW of investigating all rape cases

Amid reports of growing number of rape cases, CM Mamata Banerjee assured a NCW delegation that all cases referred by it would be investigated.

Kolkata: Amid reports of growing number of
rape cases in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday assured a delegation of the National Commission for
Women that all cases referred by it would be investigated.

"The chief minister has assured that neutral investigation
will be made by her government in all the cases referred by
the NCW," said Anita Agnihotri, NCW member-secretary.

Asked to comment on Banerjee`s remark on the recent Park
Street rape case which she had said was fabricated, Agnihotri,
who led the delegation, said, "NCW is concerned about the
general situation in the country. This could be particularly
difficult if these comments are there.
"They said there could be comments here and there. But
this is not going to affect the course of invsetigation in any
manner which I think is very reassuring," she said after the
meeting which was also attended by chief secretary Samar Ghosh
and other government officials.

Asked whether the NCW visit was intended to create
pressure on the state government to act in the face of rising
incidents of crime against women in the state, she said,
"Creating pressure on the government is not the mandate. Of
course we are concerned and that is why we have come all the
way, otherwise we would not be here."