SHIMLA:Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed and an FIR was registered on Wednesday in connection with alleged rape case in a Degree College in Dharamsala by the Himachal Pradesh police, which also announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for providing information about the crime.
After registering an FIR, the Himachal Pradesh police now have denied the allegations.According to sources , a senior police office said that they have questioned a woman who had alleged that her sister was gang-raped on campus. Now they are investigating how the post got on social media and went viral.
Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh alleged that it is a political conspiracy and accused ABVP, BJP’s student wing, of attempting to malign somebody.Several organisations including VHP, SFI and ABVP had demanded stringent action against the culprits.
State VHP organising secretary, Manoj Kumar demanded that culprits be immediately arrested, brought to justice and awarded capital punishment. “If the case is not investigated properly and culprits are not awarded capital punishment, the crime against women would escalate in the state and the image of Himachal, known as ‘Dev Bhumi’ would be sullied,” he said.
Former BJP minister Krishan Kapoor at Dharamshala also demanded that accused, irrespective of their status be given death sentence in accordance with law.
The SFI campus unit of HPU also protested against the alleged rape today and said despite the family members of the victim urging the principal of the college for registration of case against the accused, no action was taken.
“The culprits of heinous crime should be nabbed and stringent punishment be awarded to them,” Campus secretary Vikram Kaith demanded.The ABVP took out protest march demanding action against the culprits.
FIR was filed on Monday against four unknown people based on social media posts and SIT was set up too.HP police have also announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for providing the information about the alleged crime.