Murthal gangrapes: Haryana govt. forms three-member committee

Chandigarh : In wake of the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s observation on the reported gang-rapes of at least ten women in Murthal, the Khattar Government on Friday ordered formation of a three member committee to probe the matter.

Haryana DGP, YP Singhal, informed the media today that the government has instructed the police to act tough against anyone found involved in assault on women.

“I request the public that if there is any evidence available then they can approach the three member-committee probing the incident. The government has taken the report very seriously and I assure you that strong action will be taken against those found guilty,” Singhal said.

Stating that the police hasn’t received any complaint in this regard, Singhal requested the media to share the details if it receives any information.

“We have not been approached by any complainant or victim so far. We are also requesting the media to share the details if they receive any information. Clothes spotted at the site have been collected by the police and further probe is on,” he added.

He further said that a special investigation team headed by DIG Dr. Rajshree will be probing the Murthal incident.

“Anyone having any information regarding the incident can contact the SIT at these mobile numbers: Dr Rajshree: 9729995000; Bharti Dabaas: 8053882302; Surender Kaur: 9729990760,” he added.

The district authorities have conceded that arson and theft took place on the highway. It has, however, categorically denied that women were raped; even villagers denied such incident.

The high court has directed the authorities to accept complaints of the victims while asking the victims to file their complaints in sealed envelopes to the Chief Judicial Magistrate.

The court said that the identity of the victims would not be revealed. The court had also directed the concerned authorities to publish an advertisement regarding this. (ANI)