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Congress demands Vasco rape case not be closed

17 Feb 2017 02:29am IST
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17 Feb 2017 02:29am IST

PANJIM: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Thursday decided to write to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the government demanding non-closure of the Vasco minor girl rape case.

PANJIM: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Thursday decided to write to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the government demanding non-closure of the Vasco minor girl rape case. 

Addressing the media, Congress Spokesperson Avinash Tavares said, “It has been over three years of investigation and with the evidence they had, CBI has failed to trace the accused and now they are filing a closure report stating the main accused in untraceable. The government should tell us where they have failed and we demand that the case should not be closed. Congress would be writing to CBI and the government demanding that they should not close the case. Closing the case because the culprit is untraceable sets a wrong precedent,” Tavares said.

GPCC spokesperson Swati Kerkar stated that in the last five years harassment of women has increased, especially in educational institutions where there have been many such cases many of which are not even reported.

“The CBI has failed to trace the culprit in the Vasco minor girl rape case. Congress demands that the case not be closed,” Kerkar said. She added that women are not safe in Goa. 

“According to the Supreme Court order there should be a Vishakha committee at every work place but here in Goa these committees are only for namesake and no action is ever taken. Once our government is formed we will take a tough stand,” she said.

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