Corpn wants CBI inquiry in rape case

Opposition says civic body trying to shield its officials

 Even as Delhi Police are investigating the alleged rape case of a seven-year-old girl in a municipal school in Mongolpuri, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation has recommended a CBI inquiry on Monday.

The decision was taken unanimously in the House meeting where opposition members alleged that the corporation is shielding officials in the case.

North Delhi Mayor Mira Aggarwal said though it is yet to be established whether the alleged rape happened on the school premises, the corporation has recommended a CBI inquiry to ensure an impartial probe.

“The House has unanimously recommended that a CBI inquiry must be conducted in the case. The commissioner would write to appropriate authorities about the recommendation,” said Aggarwal.

The mayor, however, refuted the charges of opposition that the corporation is shielding its officials. 

“Five people were suspended just after police registered the case on Friday to ensure a fair probe. A high-powered committee has been formed to look into the case,” she said.
“Appropriate action will be taken once the inquiry is over.”

Earlier, the opposition leaders raised the issue in the House meeting after commissioner P K Gupta presented the interim report of the probe committee in the case.

“The girl has alleged that she was raped on the school premises. The probing committee is inquiring into the case. The case is also being investigated by police,” Gupta said.

But the opposition leaders alleged that the interim report is an eyewash,” said Mukesh Goel, leader of opposition in North Corporation.

When police have registered the case, then why does not the interim report fix responsibility against the guilty officials, added said Goel.

The inquiry committee submitted the report to the commissioner on the Mangolpuri rape incident on March 5.

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