RANCHI: In the light of latest Dumka rape case and rising crimes against women and children across the state, the state governor Droupadi Murmu summoned DGP M.V. Rao and asked to ensure safety of the citizens. However, the meeting between two was called as courtesy meeting with governor Droupadi Murmu, but the Raj Bhawan has said a serious concern in a statement.
“Governor met with DGP to take stock of the law-and-order situation. During the meeting, she expressed her concern about crimes against women and asked the DGP to take appropriate actions immediately to arrest the situation so that people should move freely and safely,” the statement said.
Sources claimed that Murmu was upset about the gang rape of a mother of five minor children by 17 men in Dumka last week, the incident prompting National Commission for Women (NCW) to take suo motu cognizance and send notices to Jharkhand police for a time-bound probe.
Opposition BJP has been highlighting the alleged lawlessness in the state at its public meetings, saying that law-and-order had collapsed ever since the JMM-Congress-RJD government of Hemant Soren took charge in December last year. Several BJP delegations have over the recent months met with The Governor to express concern about the growing number of crimes against women and children in the state.
“The DGP has asked CID to study the crimes committed this year, mainly those against women and children, to be able to understand patterns. In many cases, crimes are committed by the victim’s near and dear ones. Police are also running awareness drives at police stations to sensitise people. This apart, in each case, we always focus on arresting the culprits at the earliest and take the case to its logical conclusion.”