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CM sets Committee to investigate bogus sexual cases

On the premises that while 90 percent of sexual assault cases by men are genuine and 10 per cent bogus, Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar set a Committee comprising of the two women legislators Minister for Environment Alina Saldanha and Taleigao MLA Jennifer Monserrate and women police-officers to study the issue of bogus sexual assault cases filed by women against men.

Parrikar states that in few cases women were found to have used the existing laws to file bogus cases against men. “Ninety per cent of the cases (of sexual assault against men) are genuine, but in some cases, the man may have been trapped,”

The issue was raised by former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who pointed out a case where a boy was falsely accused of molestation by a girl.

“The boy was not even allowed to make a phone call to his family. He had just dashed the girl by accident in a bus. The girl called up police and when he got down at Panaji bus stand, he was arrested,” former Chief Minister Kamat said.

The Chief Minister also cautioned the media against publishing the reports which can defame an innocent person.

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