In a fresh development in the alleged rape of a 29-year-old model in a police chowky and extortion of money from her, two senior cops were on Monday transferred from the Saki Naka police station. Senior police inspector Prasanna More, Saki Naka police station and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone X Prashant Holkar were transferred days after the arrest of two assistant inspectors and a constable in the case.
“More was transferred to the Special Branch while Holkar has been transferred to the Local Arms division,” a source said, adding that the move was intended to give out a strong message that not only senior police inspectors but also DCPs would face the music if such actions were committed by their subordinates.
On April 3, some of the accused stopped the vehicle of the 29-year-old victim and took her to a nearby police post. There, one of the policemen allegedly assaulted her sexually and also snatched around Rs 4.98 lakh cash from her.
Breaking her silence for the first time, the 29-year-old model who has accused Mumbai Police personnel of rape and extortion has told The Indian Express about her alleged ordeal at the police station and how it almost pushed her to suicide.