Murthal gangrapes: Petitioner slams Haryana Govt.’s ‘inaction’

Chandigarh, Feb. 26 (ANI): Narrating the Murthal incident during the Jat stir, in which around 10 women were brutally raped by the agitators, petitioner Utsav Bains on Friday said that Haryana Government was yet to take action against the erring officials.

Bains said that the incident took place near Murthal when the Army and the police had rescued those stranded due to the stir.

“The Army and the police organized their rescue. They cleared the blockade and arranged rescue. The only mistake that the Army and the police did was that they did not put the one of the cars at the end on the convoy,” he told ANI.

He said that the cars at the end on the convoy were separated from the rest of the convoy after the road was blocked yet again.

“These cars were attacked. These cars had families and children, mostly from Delhi. They were pulled out of the cars. Male members were beaten up badly. Women were taken to the field by drunk men, raped, gangraped. They were raped in front of children,” he said.

“The problem is that the Haryana Government is yet to transfer the district officials who were in charge on that night,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Government has ordered a probe into the reported gangrapes of at least 10 women in Murthal. The order comes a day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court took a suo moto cognizance of the incident.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a detailed report from the Haryana Director General of Police (DGp) and the Home Secretary by Monday in connection with cases of alleged gangrapes in Murthal near Sonepat during the Jat agitation.

Haryana DGP Y.P. Singhal informed the media today that the government has instructed the police to act tough against anyone found involved in assault on women.

According to certain media reports, the women passengers were stopped on the national highway near Murthal on early Monday morning and were dragged to the nearby fields and raped by Jat protesters. (ANI)

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