Bombay HC directs DGP to depute senior officer to probe Solapur gang rape case

Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

 Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state director general of police (DGP) to appoint a senior IPS rank officer to carry out investigations into an alleged gang rape case in Solapur after the rape survivor approached the Court with her plea to transfer her case, accusing the present investigation team of protecting the accused.
The alleged gangrape took place on October 31, 2021 in Maharashtra’s Solapur area. Police recorded the victim’s statement in January 2022 and filed the chargesheet in February 2022. The victim in her plea submitted on May 9 stated that police sidelined the statement of the victim recorded under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and have relied on an alibi of the accused while filing the chargesheet.