Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strange false rape case

SSB rape false case: cops

Lucknow, December 1: The much-hyped rape case against Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans is a false one, Shravasti police has said, following the arrest of three robbers on Monday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shravasti, MD Karnadhar said: “It was a case of house robbery and the robbers had forced the complainant — Hamid — to level rape allegation on SSB jawans.”

The medical examination of the four victims has already failed to establish rape, he said.

The police had traced the robbers by keeping surveillance on Hamid’s cellphone, which they had taken away that night along with clothes and some silver jewellery. All of these have been recovered from the arrested miscreants, he said.

The SP also said Babu Khan of Fatehpur Bangai village, where the incident took pace, had tipped off his associates to target Hamid’s house on November 24.

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

The Deputy Inspector General of SSB, Anil Agrawal said their internal inquiry too had found the rape allegation false, as none of them had visited the area of Malhipur for past several days.