WB assures NCW of investigating all rape cases
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Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 18:28
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."


First Published: Monday, April 02, 2012, 18:28

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