CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered the transfer of case of sexual abuse of two women, migrant workers from Rajasthan and their two children at a police outpost in Hosur in October last, being investigated by the local police to the CB- CID, for further probe.
The First Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan gave a direction to this effect on Tuesday, while passing interim orders on a PIL from U Vasuki, vice-president of the Tamil Nadu unit of the All India Democratic Women Association (AIDWA).
The Bench said the ADGP, CB-CID, should nominate an officer not below the rank of DSP to hold the probe and if needed, the accused policemen may be arrested and custodial interrogation conducted and a report filed before the court on or before January 6.
The Bench directed the Government Pleader to obtain instructions as to what would be the compensation to be paid by the government to the victims. The Bench noted that the counter, filed by the police, did not disclose the reason for the accused to take the two women and children to the police station. It also noted that the policemen were not arrested yet.