WB assures NCW of investigating all rape cases
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."
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Heart-wrenching reality of Kashmiri pandits
- DNA: Bengaluru's Mount Carmel college students show country's ideology to Rahul Gandhi
- Proud to be an Indian, no plans to leave the country, says Aamir Khan
- Rahul Gandhi's embarrassment in front of Bengaluru college students
- DNA: Aamir Khan clarifies his love towards nation but sticks to previous statement
- Yuvraj Singh completes 8000 runs in first class cricket
- Eat smart to slow down ageing and increase longevity!
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Intolerance issue: Those attacking me are only proving my point, says Aamir Khan – Read full statement
- Delhi gang-rape: Show juvenile rapist's face to the world, demand Nirbhaya's parents