Will ensure maximum punishment is given to gang-rape accused: Narayanasamy

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 18:53 hrs

New Delhi: Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy on Saturday all efforts will be made to ensure that the maximum punishment is given to those accused of brutally gang-raping a 23-year-old girl.

Narayanasamy said the Delhi Government and the Centre have taken all possible steps for the purpose of taking this case to a logical conclusion.

" The six people, who have been involved in the crime of the college girl, who has been assaulted, molested and later rape attempt was made, they have been taken into custody and have been interrogated," he added.

Narayanasamy sought full cooperation of the people of the country, who are out on the streets, demanding justice for the gang-rape victim.

" Agitation is not the only solution, the cooperation is the solution. The people will have to cooperate with the government because the measures which have been taken are closing of shops, close restaurants and also the light facilities in the rural areas. All these things are being done under the increasing police force for the purpose of surveillance, for the purpose of patrolling," said Narayanasamy.

"These are the measures which the government has taken, the government is going in the positive direction," he added.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Chhaya Sharma today informed that all the six accused of the gang-rape have been arrested.

"Even the last person, named Akshay Kumar Singh alias Thakur has been arrested from Aurangabad and he is being brought here today and he will be produced in court," she said.

Meanwhile, widespread protests are on in the national capital against the gang rape in a moving bus. Hundreds of protestors today gathered at India Gate and near Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi demanding tougher punishment for rapists and safety for women.

Police fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse the protesters who tried to breach barricades to push towards Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The government has appealed the protesters to calm down and not resort to violence.

Doctors attending to the victim at the Safdarjung Hospital here informed that her condition is improving and that she is optimistic and psychologically stable.

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