Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s instructions to the police
Mumbai: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday directed senior police officials to file a chargesheet against the accused in the Sakinaka rape case within a month and ensure that Mumbai’s image as a safe city is not tarnished.
This is a very unfortunate incident and a charge sheet should be filed against the accused within a month. Thackeray also directed that special government prosecutors should be appointed in the case from tomorrow to prepare for the trial. The Chief Minister had immediately called a meeting of senior police and administrative officials in the wake of the Sakinaka tragedy. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manukumar Srivastava, Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagarale, Joint Commissioner of Police Vishwas Nangre Patil and Milind Bharamba.
As soon as the police control room was informed about the incident at Sakinaka, the police rushed to the spot and rushed the injured woman to Rajawadi Hospital in just ten minutes.
He directed that all the forensic and electronic evidence of the incident as well as the evidence of the witnesses should be properly collected and the matter should be taken to court and there should be no shortage. He also directed that a chargesheet be filed within a month and that a special government prosecutor be appointed from tomorrow without waiting for the case to be heard in court.
The Chief Minister also said that it was the responsibility of all of us to get justice for the unfortunate woman victim as the case would be taken to a speedy court and the accused would be severely punished.