Information dept serves show-cause to official for goof-up on rape victim’s pic

The joint director at the Rajkot regional office of the state information department on Monday served a show-cause notice to the deputy director at its Jamnagar bureau

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:July 30, 2013 4:46 am

The joint director at the Rajkot regional office of the state information department on Monday served a show-cause notice to the deputy director at its Jamnagar bureau in connection with the goof-up of releasing photographs revealing the identity of a rape victim. “We have sought an explanation from the deputy director of our Jamnagar office in connection with the incident of Sunday and asked him to respond within a day,” joint director Natubhai Parmar said. Deputy director at Jamnagar bureau had released photographs of state Minister for Education,Vasuben Trivedi’s meeting with the family members of the girl in a Jamnagar hospital on Sunday evening. But the pictures showed the seven-year-old victim in the foreground. Realising their alleged mistake,the Jamnagar bureau of the information department had requested the press not to publish those photographs.

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