Maharashtra State government has formed a four-member high-level committee to probe a shocking incident where girl students at a hostel in Jalgaon were allegedly stripped and forced to dance by police personnel. The investigation ordered by MH government after some girls from the Jalgaon hostel reportedly complained that policemen and some other people were allowed to enter the hostel premises on the pretext of an investigation and some girls were forced to strip and dance.
Some police personnel and others forced girls to strip and dance at a government hostel. This was reported from Jalgaon’s Ashadeep Women’s Hostel. A local NGO had filed a complaint to the District Collector on Tuesday after which the incident came to the fore. A probe has been initiated into the matter by the Maharashtra government and a 4-member committee has been asked to submit a report in 2 days.
The Home Minister Anil Deshmukh made the announcement in the state Assembly after the issue was raised by opposition members. A video clip of the shameful incident has also surfaced on the internet. Deshmukh said that "all information about the incident is being taken. The entire video recording and other documents are sought and statements are being recorded." Strict action will be taken as per rules after gathering all the information".
Attacking the Maharashtra government, former Maharashtra CM and leader of opposition in the state Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, said there is a video clip (of the incident) and it would have been a different case had it been just a news report. The video clip of a girl being forced to dance after stripping her is a serious matter. "Our expectation is that you take immediate action sensitively," he said.