MP government transfers IG, SP over Bhopal gangrape case
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday ordered the transfer of Inspector General of Police, Bhopal, Yogesh Chaudhry and Superintendent of Police, Railways, Anita Malviya in wake of the gang-rape of a young woman here on Tuesday and the delay in filing her complaint.
Chaudhry will be replaced by Jaideep Prasad and Malviya by Ruchi Vardhan Mishra, said the order issued by Deputy Secretary Home, Aziza Sarshar Jafar.
The 19-year-old victim, whose parents are in the police themselves, had flayed police for its "unhelpful" attitude after the incident, recounting how two city police stations kept dilly-dallying over registering an FIR, saying the place of occurrence did not fall within their jurisdiction. Finally, the case was registered two days after the crime and two accused arrested.
The woman was returning home from coaching classes late on Tuesday evening when she was accosted by two inebriated persons near the Habibganj railway station and raped for three hours. One of the accused subsequently called two more men, who also sexually assaulted here.
On Friday, five police officers were suspended following a recommendation in a report submitted by Deputy Inspector General of Police Sudhir Lad on the incident.
Inspector General of Police, Law and Order, Makrand Deuskar said that officer in-charge of MP Nagar Police Station Sanjay Singh Bais, Habibganj police station in-charge Ravindra Yadav and Habibganj railway station GRP police station in-charge Mohit Saxena, apart from Sub-Inspectors Tekram and Uikey, were suspended on charges of dereliction of duty.
Superintendent of Police Kulwant Singh has been attached to the police headquarters.