Renuka Chowdhary to review Mumbai molestation case today

January 15th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Union Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhary is likely to review the Mumbais New Year Day molestation case here today, at a meeting expected to be attended by concerned authorities.

The Ministry will review the report prepared by the Mumbai Police to take further action into the case.

A mob of 70-80 men had molested two NRI girls after they came out of JW Marriot Hotel on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1.

Two photojournalists, who had taken photographs of the accused, had later identified 14 people accused of being involved in the incident.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amarjeet Singh, who had reached the spot at that time, also identified the accused.

The 14 accused in the case filed by the Mumbai Police after the photographs generated a public outcry, have been charged with outraging modesty of women and unlawful assembly, and could face imprisonment up to a year.

The case made a first breakthrough when two of the accused - Ravi Shukla and Nilesh - surrendered at the Juhu Police Station, which later led to a chain of arrests in the city.

Later, the 14 youths were granted bail by a local court at Andheri. (ANI)

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