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We take crimes in Goa seriously, Benaulim rape case accused arrested: Goa DGP

Panaji: Director General of Police (DGP) Mukesh Kumar Meena on Thursday said that crime cases in the state were being taken very seriously and in almost all the cases accused were being arrested immediately.

Speaking to reporters at the State Assembly Complex, he said,”We have immediately registered cases and arrested the persons. Law will take its own course. We are taking it very seriously. We have already directed officials to investigate the case on the merit.”

He said following the incident of rape of minors at Benaulim beach on last Sunday, patrolling had been intensified and Colva Police Station had been given more state so that beaches could be monitored.

“We have already intensified patrolling. I have already directed my staff to conduct more patrolling. We have provided Colva Police Station more staff and vehicles. We are installing CCTV cameras on the beaches at Colva. We have provided 30 persons extra to Colva Police Station so that they can monitor the beaches 24 hours. We are trying to make all our beaches safe,” the top Cop said.

Meena said police were taking prompt action in any of the cases and the accused were being arrested immediately. He also said that the government was kind enough to grant more funds for purchasing vehicles.

”In any case we are taking proper action. Whatever the cases, we are immediately making arrests. Government has given 35 more vehicles recently which have been given for patrolling. The Police Department has intensified the recruitment process. Government has granted more officers and 150 field officers have been appointed so that they are posted in the field. We are taking all the steps. Government is helping us. We are purchasing more vehicles so that Goa is safe,” he said.

He, however, did not comment on the statement made by the Chief Minister in the state assembly.

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