Rapes are routine, says UP DGP

This is the routine every year and that is why police, law and administration exist, said Banerjee.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 12, 2014 1:14 pm
Children during a protest against the rape of girls in Badaun and other places in Uttar Pradesh at GPO in Lucknow. (Source: PTI) Children during a protest against the rape of girls in Badaun and other places in Uttar Pradesh at GPO in Lucknow. (Source: PTI)

While the public resentment is growing over the increasing number of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, it seems that it is not only the politicians and the bureaucrats, but even the Police who are racing ahead to put rediculous remark.

Talking to reporters on Thursday, UP DGP, A L Banerjee had come up with another controversial remark that crime such as rapes are routine.

“..manta hun ghatnaaye ho rahi hai…Har saal mein normal routine hai jisme ghatnaayein hoti rehti hai…isiliye police hai, isiliye administration hai, law and order hai” (I admit that the such incidences are happening. This is the routine every year… That is why police, administration, law and order exist)

His comment came a day after Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said that beven deploying policemen in every household will not help since a majority of rapes happen within the confines of home.

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    arvind
    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm
    In Maharashtra it is common fact that rapes are happening everywhere and that is why the same are not reported in Sakal which is a mouth piece of Rashtrawadi Party. If at all any such even published it will find a very short place in any corner or on last page of the News paper.
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      J
      Jun 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm
      Every rape cannot be stopped by the Police. But once it is reported the Police can definitely identify and arrest the guilty and produce before the Magistrate. But Police should activate themselves. There should be speedy trial in rape cases. Otherwise such criminals may take things easily.
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        manisham
        Jun 13, 2014 at 8:53 am
        SO govt. will take action only when last years figures are crossed??
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          Joy
          Jun 12, 2014 at 8:42 am
          This statement should be condemned! Here comes the need for smaller states. UP is a vast state and it is afraid Police is not able to control law and order effectively.
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            shindeag@indianoil
            Jun 12, 2014 at 9:43 am
            Horrible state of mind.
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              sonu garg
              Jun 13, 2014 at 9:45 am
              Every rape cannot be stopped by the Police. But once it is reported the Police can definitely identify and arrest the guilty and produce before the Magistrate. But Police should activate themselves. There should be speedy trial in rape cases. Otherwise such criminals may take things easily.
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                Suresh Rajagopal
                Jun 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm
                What else you can expect from the head of the police force in which senior officers touch and times polish the shoes of politicians. Probably those are the steps to become a DGP
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                  Congi
                  Jun 12, 2014 at 11:20 pm
                  DGP means it should happen more to sauard his and other police force job safe !!!!!!!every one now understand why crime not under control in UP because state got such a low morale police officers nad ministers
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                    Citizen
                    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm
                    If he thinks it is routine their existence on taxpayers payroll is not justified they should be sent home sooner than later. Jaihind
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