A four-member high-level committee has been formed by the Maha government to conduct a probe into an incident where girls were allegedly stripped and forced to dance by policemen at a hostel in Jalgaon informed home minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday.
The minister made the announcement in the state Assembly after the issue was raised by Opposition members. BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar stated that the state government was not understanding the gravity of the situation.
As per media reports, some girls from a hostel in Jalgaon complained that people from outside and policemen were allowed to enter the facility on the pretext of a probe and some girls were forced to strip and dance. A video clip of the same had also surfaced.
“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,” Deshmukh said. The home minister further said that strict action will be taken as per rules once all the information was gathered. Reacting to this statement of Deshmukh, BJP leader Mungantiwar said the police already have all the information about the incident.
“…if the police machinery is not going to take information after spending Rs 15,000 crore, why this government (is needed then)?” Mungantiwar added. 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.