Strict action will be taken against Buldhana accused, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the Buldhana rape incident will be probed under the supervision of a female IPS officer and assured that strict action will be taken against the accused.

“The government has taken cognizance of the issue. The accused, school administrators and directors has been arrested. We have organized a team to probe this matter under the supervision of a female IPS officer,” Fadnavis told ANI.

He further said that in order to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future, the government will appoint women officers that will go and talk to girls in schools and ashrams and in case of any discrepancy strict action will be taken.

Earlier today, 11 people was arrested for allegedly raping a minor in the Buldhana area of Maharashtra.

It is reported that incident took place last night in a private boarding school, Ninadhi Ashran School in Hivarkheda in Bhuldhana district of Maharashtra, 450 km from Mumbai.

Sanjay Baviskar, Superintendent of Police (SP), Buldhana, said a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), POSCO Act and Juvenile Justice Act has been registered against the accused.

The accused include the president, secretary and joint secretary of the school.

Meanwhile, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to investigate the case.

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