Court finds holes in probe into gang rape by policemen

Six cops had allegedly assaulted a minor last year

A city court has directed Delhi Police commissioner to look into the probe in the alleged gang rape case of a minor by six policemen in a police station here last year while lambasting police for not taking steps to identify the accused.

“The investigating officer has not taken steps to identify police officers at concerned police post or police station on the date of the incident,” additional chief metropolitan magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi said.

It said though the FIR was registered in the case for the offence of rape, none of the accused was chargesheeted under this provision.

“In order to have investigation directed in right earnest and to rule out any possibility of retrial or reconsideration, this court directs commissioner of police to inquire into the matter and forward a report to the court,” the ACMM said.

The court passed the order in the case pertaining to a minor girl hailing from Jalpaiguri in West Bengal who was allegedly trafficked to the capital by accused Geeta Lakra, 24, and Jawahar Lakra, 22.

As per the FIR, the Lakras had coerced the girl into coming to Delhi with them and handed her over to Gul Mohammed, 40, to be employed at his office.

The girl had alleged that one day she escaped from the office and came near the JPN station, which comes under I P Estate police station, where six policemen tied her mouth and eyes and sexually assaulted her.

After a local handed her to Child Welfare Commission, it wrote to the police commissioner asking him to register a case of rape and kidnapping. Police chargesheeted Geeta and Jawahar for kidnapping and Gul Mohammed under provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act for exploitation but not rape.

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