Maharashtra CM Calls for a Meeting on Women’s Safety

Story Highlights
  • Uddhav Thackeray to convene with GRP commissioner and senior officials.
  • Will discuss womens safety issues in the state.
  • Sakinaka rape case designated for fast track investigation.

Maharashtra: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray is scheduled to meet the chiefs of police forces, Government Railway Police (GRP) commissioner and senior officials of the home department today to discuss the difficulty of women’s safety within the state. The virtual meeting would be held at 5 pm today evening. This meeting comes amidst the surging crime against women in the state.

The State government received huge criticism from opposition amidst the rising number of rapes. Pravin Darekar, the leader of Opposition in Maharashtra legislative council said, “The incident has only happened due to the carelessness of the government. We want an action plan for such crimes to not happen in the future. Rape incidents have happened in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, Amravati, Ahmednagar, Palghar and Vasai, where women were brutalised. Now the Sakinaka incident is chilling; it is as gruesome as the Nirbhaya rape case in Delhi.”

On September 11, CM Uddhav Thackeray directed the Mumbai Police to expedite up the probe in the Sakinaka rape case. After discussing with Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale, CM had announced to shift the case to fast track investigation to deliver justice to the victim. The officers were also asked to file a charge sheet in the case within a month.

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