The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has expressed satisfaction over the prompt police probe into the rape and subsequent death of a woman at Sakinaka in Mumbai. Expressing confidence that the state government would give full justice in the matter, the commission’s vice-chairman Arun Haldar also clarified that politics should not be involved in the incident. Today, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray summoned the Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Arun Haldar, for a discussion on the incident.
Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Ashish Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary to the Home Department Manukumar Srivastava, Additional Chief Secretary to the Social Justice Department Arvind Kumar, Women and Child Welfare Secretary of the Department I. S. Kundan, Commissioner of Police Hemant Nagarale, Joint Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre-Patil, Milind Bharamba and others were present.
Immediate financial assistance to the victim’s family –
The Chief Minister said that the children of the victim would not be left to fend for themselves. He also directed the concerned departments to take swift action in the matter of education and upbringing of the woman’s children.
Thoughts on Homes for Orphans, Homeless Women –
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested the Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Haldar, whether the State Government and the Central Government can start a Gharkool scheme for the homeless and orphaned women living on the streets. One can think in this context. In this regard, the Chief Minister said that the Commission should instruct the Central Government to come up with such a plan.
Satisfaction for no delay in investigation –
Arun Haldar, vice-chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, said police rushed to the spot shortly after the incident and helped the woman. He also expressed satisfaction over the speedy investigation and arrest of the accused. Thanking the police, he said the administration has taken good steps to show that we can give justice to the victimized women. Now, as soon as possible, the case should be taken to court and the culprit should be sentenced to death so that the culprit will think twice while committing any such crime.
Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner of Police Hemant Nagarale said that the police reached the spot within ten minutes of learning of the incident.
Raja Thackeray appointed immediately –
Yesterday, the Chief Minister had called an urgent meeting of senior police officials and directed that a special public prosecutor be appointed before the case goes to court. Similarly, the well-known lawyer Raja Thackeray was immediately appointed by the Commissioner of Police, said Deputy Commissioner Arun Haldar.
To expand network of CCTV cameras –
The incident has been captured on CCTV cameras. Informing that 5,000 CCTV cameras have been installed in Mumbai city and 7,000 cameras are being installed, Police Commissioner Vishwas Nangre-Patil said that all malls, institutions and shops in the city have been required to install cameras in the direction of the road. Thus, over 50,000 cameras are working in the city. He gave such information