Madras HC orders test identification parade for cops in Puducherry child sexual abuse case
news Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 14, 2014 | 09:03 am IST Following the rape of two minors, the Madras High Court has ordered the Puducherry Superintendent of Police to conduct test identification parade of the responsible police officers in the same case. Charges of rape, kidnapping, wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation had been filed against eight people relating to the case where the two minors were sexually exploited by three pimps, reported Times of India. In April 2014, the minors approached a child helpline in Puducherry for protection from sexual abuse. Following this, a case was registered against the three pimps, three police officers and some other men, said Deccan Chronicle. They were threatened with videos taken with men, some of them police officers thus compelling the girls to continue the practice. The decision to conduct an identification parade was decided while hearing the bail petition of one of the main accused in the case, said the report. The police officers would need to remove the upper portion of their uniform thus enabling the minors in identifying the responsible. Tweet
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