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Madhya Pradesh to have anti-Romeo squads on lines of UP; mulls bill to hang rapists

Madhya Pradesh Government Favours Death Penalty To Rapists Instead Of Jail Term. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan Led State Is Also Mulling To Launch Anti-Romeo Squads On Lines Of Yogi Adityanath's UP For Tackling Sexual Predators.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 01 Apr 2017, 08:44:27 AM
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (File photo)

New Delhi:

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that his government too is mulling to launch anti-Romeo squads on the lines of Uttar Pradesh in order to crackdown on sexual predators. 

Earlier, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had announced anti-Romeo squads in order to tackle the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

After taking the salute at Police Training Academy in Bhouri on the outskirts of Bhopal, Chouhan claimed that MP is all set to bring a legislation in the forthcoming monsoon session for awarding death penalty to rapists.

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National Crime Records Bureau's data painted a sorry picture of MP with reports of 4,391 rape cases coming from the state in 2015. Further, data also showed that between February 1, 2016 and mid-February 2017, 4,279 women were raped and 248 gang-raped. 

UP CM Yogi Adityanath asks officials to ensure no ‘unnecessary harassment’ by anti-Romeo squads

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First Published : 01 Apr 2017, 08:16:00 AM