INDORE: The opposition Congress is all set to corner Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh and raise the Betma gang rapein which 18 people, including politicians’ kin, allegedly raped two schoolgirls and made their MMS clip.
“There is a virtual collapse of law and order in the state. Our legislators will take up the Betma gang rape and MMS scandal on the first day of the budget session”, leader of the opposition Ajay Singh told TOI.
On February 10 two schoolgirls were gang raped by 18 persons in Betma village, about 50 kilometers from here. The shocking incident had laid bare the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Local BJP corporator’s son, Vikas Bharati, and Dilip Kushwaha, grandson of a former Congress corporator were among the 18 accused.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh each to the two victims.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament from Indore Sumitra Mahajan met the IG (Indore range) Anuradha Shankar and the SSP A Sai Manohar to discuss the progress in the inquiry of Betma case and demanded action against all the accused irrespective of their political clout and affiliations.” The issue is sensitive should be kept free of politics,” she said.
However, Mahajan claimed that the law and order situation in Madhya Pradesh is much better than in other states of the country. “I just returned from Pune, where the situation is worse,” she claimed and advised the leader of opposition to visit states like Maharashtra and then compare the law and order situation with MP.