Under fire,rly cops cite progress in Burdwan rape case

Director General of Police Dilip Mitra brushed aside allegations of sluggish action in the Burdwan rape case,saying the police took quick action.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:February 27, 2012 5:13 am

Director General of Police (Railways) Dilip Mitra brushed aside allegations of sluggish action in the Burdwan rape case,saying the police took quick action.

“The primary medical report has arrived. It confirms physical injury,but the forensic report of the swab test will come tomorrow,which can confirm rape,” said Mitra after visiting the spot of the alleged rape in Dakshineshwar.

Although police sources said three persons had been detained,Mitra refused to comment.

The woman,a resident of Ambalpur,was allegedly raped last night by a group of robbers at Ambalgram station in Katwa,Burdwan,in front of her daughter.

Mitra conceded there was no police guard on the train. Asked what measures he would take,Mitra said,“Passenger security has always been our number one priority but there is no cut and dried rule as to how to go about it. We keep on upgrading the security system.”

The Opposition was quick to react. “Given the attitude of the state government in the recent past and the Chief Minister’s comments,we cannot expect that justice will be served. Offenders are getting encouragement by the lacklustre performance of the government,” said Opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra.

DGP (Railways) Mitra,who visited the spot on Sunday along with SDPO,Katwa,Dhrubajyoti Roy,said the woman complained to the police that she was dragged out of the train and raped by some men near the rail tracks. “The woman has been identified. I have spoken to her. An FIR was lodged immediately after the incident,” Mitra said.

Roy said he went to the residence of the woman at Ambalpur under Ketugram police station on Saturday.

with PTI inputs

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