Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another one

Rape case against SSB jawans false

Lucknow: With the arrest of a gang of three burglars by the Shravasti police on Monday, the police claim that the much-hyped rape case against Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans has been proved to be false.

“It was a case of house robbery and some locals engaged in criminal activities forced the complainant—Hamid to level allegations of rape on SSB jawans. The medical examination of four of the victims already had scuttled any such attempt,” Superintendent of Police (SP), Shravasti, MD Karnadhar said.

Karnadhar said they succeeded in tracing the accused with the help of surveillance of Hamid’s mobile phone robbed that night. A man named Babu Khan of Fatehpur Bangai village where the incident took place had tipped off his associates to target Hamid’s house on November 24.

Besides Babu, the cops arrested Taj Khan and She Mohammad alias Shera of Lakhimpur Kheri district. The accused confessed to the crime, the SP said.

Meanwhile, DIG, SSB Anil Agrawal said the inquiry conducted by the SSB too had found the allegation against jawans false, as none of them had visited the area of Malhipur for past several days.