During the last week, cops from (Maharashtra) Thane’s Kapurbawdi Police Station did something for which they deserve to be suspended for misbehavior with molestation victim.
A married woman visited the police station in order to file a complaint against her neighbor whom she had caught filming her while she was bathing. The victim spotted her neighbor filming her from the bathroom window. She raised an alarm and people nearby were quick enough to catch the culprit. They confiscated the device and the woman kept the video clip as evidence for the police.
When she visited the police station, there was no female cop present, neither did the male cops call and request their female colleague from another station to come and attend the victim. Instead, they asked the victim to narrate the incident and show them the video evidence.
Surprisingly, instead of filing her complaint and arresting the culprit, the cop in charge watched the entire clip in front of the victim and then asked his other male colleagues to watch it one by one.
“I felt ashamed when multiple male cops were watching the video again and again and were staring at me. The culprit did it once, but police molested me again and again with their act,” said the woman while interacting with journalists from Zee 24 Taas Marathi News.
To seek justice, the victim approached Thane’s Mayor-Minakshi Shinde. Mayor has urged the city’s top cop to take action in this matter.
Shinde interacted with media persons and shared her opinion on this case. She has also asked Thane commissioner of police, Parambir Singh to look into this issue.
“The incident is shocking. As of now, no action has been taken against the concerned cops. Police need training on how to deal with victims. I will meet the city’s top cop and urge him to make sure that every police station has at least one female cop,” said Thane’s Mayor-Minakshi Shinde.
What’s wrong with law and order in the state?
State’s CM-Devendra Fadnavis has managed to help BJP win several important civic polls recently, with Prime Minister Modi as the poster boy of course. He has learned the state’s political mathematics perfectly. But, he has miserably failed to prove himself a good home minister. Bureaucrats in the home ministry often come up with policies that clearly show minority appeasement. And it’s not just bureaucrats; even men in uniform from the state have managed to attract attention with their bizarre acts. Maharashtra badly needs a full-time home minister to look into the large state’s law and order issues on a daily basis. Someone needs to come forward in order to take accountability and ensure timely action.