Interview with Nirbhaya Rape Convict: FIR Registered

Tihar prison director general directed to submit a detailed report by Home Minister

NEW DELHI:  Following  the intervention by Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, the city police on Tuesday registered an FIR in connection with the interview of  one of the convicts of the horrific Delhi gangrape-murder of 2012, which had been included  in ‘India’s Daughter’, a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin on the grisly incident that sent shockwaves across the country.

The police registered the case under Section 509 (outraging the modesty of women) and Section 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of trust) of the Indian Penal code 505(1)(b) (With intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Section 66A of the IT Act (Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service) at the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police.“We are going to move the court against the broadcast of such inputs. This was a ghastly crime and the law has been broken, we will investigate the case, “ City Police Commissioner(CP) B.S. Bassi said.

Asked against whom the FIR has been registered, the CP said, “We have registered an FIR on the basis of media reports and we will investigate and whosoever would will be found guilty we will take action against them.”

Official sources said the Home Minister had taken the outrageous incident very “seriously” and  he had  directed Tihar Jail Director General Alok Kumar Verma to submit a detailed report on the matter urgently.

According to the BBC website what inspired the Israeli-born director and producer Udwin, 57, to make this film was the ‘cry enough is enough’. “What impelled me to leave my husband and two children for two years while I made the film in India was not so much the horror of the rape as the inspiring and extraordinary eruption on the streets. A cry of enough is enough that gives me optimism. I can’t recall another country having done that in my lifetime.”

The documentary is set to broadcast on BBC on March 8 International Women’s Day  and it will be simultaneously shown in seven other countries, including India, Switzerland, Norway and Canada.

On Monday,  Academy winning actress  Meryl Streep and fellow actress Freida Pinto  will attend a screening in New York, launching a worldwide India’s Daughter campaign against gender inequality and sexual violence against women and girls. It will begin with 20 million pupils viewing the film and taking part in workshops in Maharashtra.

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