Dalit leaders seek action against SI over inaction in alleged rape case

Dalit leaders seek action against SI over inaction in alleged rape case

Submitted by rajiv on Wed, 2016-03-02 16:21 Mangaluru: Dalit leaders have sought stringent action against Uppinangady police sub-inspector for his callousness in an alleged rape case involving a minor.During the monthly SC/ST grievances meeting held at SP office on Tuesday, Dalit leader Rajaram Beltangady said initially the Uppinangady police refused to treat it as a serious case, saying that the accused was a mentally challenged person, but when Dalit leaders refused to buy the police's argument and raised a hue and cry, Uppinangady police filed a case under Prevention Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.Another Dalit leader Shekhar Beltangady sought action against the sub-inspector of Uppinangady police station claiming that his negligent attitude had violated the rights of the girl. The leaders demanded the setting up of a separate committee headed by an Additional SP to probe the case.Shekhar also referred to the recent attack on a journalist during the meeting and demanded the arrest of culprits.ASP Vincent Shanta Kumar assured the leaders of a honest probe into the case and stringent punishment to the accused.On the issue of alleged illegal activities at PG centres, the ASP assured of conducting a separate meeting on the matter.