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Congress demands immediate arrest of Goa PSI accused of rape

Goa Pradesh Congress, Youth Congress, and the Mahila Congress on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Director-General of Police demanding immediate arrest and suspension of PSI Rushal alias Narayan Pinge, who is booked under Sec 376,420,323,506-ii, 427 of IPC subsequent to complaint from a victim girl.

The delegation was led by State General Secretary-GPCC Janardhan Bhandari, Mahila Congress President Beena Naik, and Youth Congress President Advocate Varad Mardolkar along with other Youth Congress and Mahila Congress office-bearers submitted the memorandum to the DGP demanding immediate action against the said police officer.

Congress also demanded custodial interrogation or a high-level departmental inquiry, so the accused person doesn’t go scot-free.

“The victim girl should get justice in this case, and this case should not be dumped with high-level pressure,” Janardhan Bhandari said.

He said so many days had passed since the formal complaint was lodged by the victim girl, but no action had been taken by the police.

A woman from Mormugao had filed a police complaint against a PSI attached to Mormugao Police Station for raping and cheating her. The offense was registered under Sec. 376,420,323,506-ii, 427 of IPC.

“The police department has failed to arrest and suspend the said accused PSI. Instead of arresting and suspending the said accused PSI, the PSI was transferred from Mormugao Police Station to the South District Reserve line. Why is special treatment been given to this PSI?,” Advocate Varad Mardolkar questioned.

“The way Police authorities have handled the entire issue and failed to give justice to a victim has raised serious concerns about the integrity of the police force in the State,” he said.

”Even after the entire nation had demanded strict and immediate action against rape accused after the horrific “Nirbhaya” rape case, it seems that police had not learned lessons yet. Here, the accused person is a police officer and his seniors are trying to protect him,” Mahila Congress President Beena Naik said.

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