Jalgaon shame: Maha govt orders probe after girls stripped, forced to dance by cops
MUMBAI: Maharashtra government has formed a four-member high-level committee to probe an incident where some girls were allegedly stripped and forced to dance by policemen at a hostel in Jalgaon, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Wednesday.
The minister made the announcement in the State Assembly after the issue was raised by the Opposition. BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar targeted the government, saying it was not serious over the issue.
“It is a very unfortunate incident. A four-member high-level committee of officials has been formed to conduct a probe into it. They have been asked to submit a report in two days. Action will be taken as per rules after the report is submitted,” Deshmukh said
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said there is a video clip (of the incident) and it would have been a different case had it been just a news report. The video clip of a girl being forced to dance after stripping her is a serious matter, he said. “Our expectation is that you take immediate action sensitively,” the leader of opposition said.
BJP MLA Shweta Mahale, from the Chikhali constituency, said that the women were allegedly made to strip and dance while being filmed. She said that a few police officials were also involved in this act which took place on March 1.