At the counter of Ashok Gehlot in the BJP, an offer to send a chartered plane for Amit Shah

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JAIPUR: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday asked Union Home Minister Ashok Gehlot to visit Rajasthan to see the innovations of the state in improving the law and order situation , saying he was ready to send a chartered plane for the Union Minister’s tour, his counter to the BJP leader who booked a train ticket for Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to echo in the voice of a rape survivor in the state run by Congress.

On Sunday, BJP Secretary of State and former Parliamentary Secretary Jitendra Gothwal booked a train ticket for Priyanka and asked her to take cognizance of a rape complaint filed by a teenager against five people, including the son of a congressman.

The congressman’s son, among others, was arrested by Dausa police for his alleged involvement in the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, who said she was raped by them in February last year . The complaint was filed on Saturday. True, the deputy’s son refuted the rape allegation.

“BJP leaders repeatedly invite Priyanka Gandhi for crimes in Rajasthan despite not holding any constitutional office,” Gehlot tweeted.

The Chief Minister said he was ready to send the BJP leader a chartered plane so that he could fly to Rajasthan to see how he handled the law and order situation and end the confusion spread by the BJP.

Gehlot said the law and order situation in the state is better than in BJP-ruled states. He said penalties had been handed down in 620 cases of child sexual abuse. This includes the death sentence imposed on seven defendants and life imprisonment for 137.

“We don’t make crime policy like the BJP but ensure severe punishment for the culprits,” he said.

Citing NCRB data, Gehlot said that despite the lockdown in 2020, when crimes across the country increased by 28.03% compared to 2019, Rajasthan saw a drop of 14.46%.

The data, he said, indicated a drop in all types of crime including robbery, robbery, kidnapping, rape, riot, burglary, robbery in the state in 2020. During this period, there was a 62.29% increase in crimes at Amit Shah’s home. State of Gujarat. Also in 2021, there was a decline of 4.77% in Rajasthan compared to 2019, he said.

Gehlot said there had been an increase in FIRs recorded by the police, but this was due to the policy of recording all complaints.

“When implementing the FIR’s mandatory registration policy, we knew crime figures would rise and the opposition and the media would question it, but we implemented this policy to seek justice. for every victim. People’s trust in the government has increased and they are registering the FIR,” the CM said.

“The police lead every FIR to a logical end and the criminals are punished,” he said.

Gehlot said that before the implementation of the FIR’s mandatory registration policy, 33.4% of FIRs related to crimes against women were registered by the courts, but after the introduction of the policy, the number is dropped to 16%.

He said the time taken to investigate cases of atrocities against women was 274 days in 2017-2018 when the BJP government was in power but is now down to 79 days. “Additional SPs have been appointed in each district for crimes against women. Lawyers have also been appointed. All these measures brought relief to the victims and sowed fear among the perpetrators,” he said.

Gehlot said he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Minister of Home Affairs asking them to adopt the policy of mandatory registration of FIRs in all states so that the true crime figures of all states can be published, but so far this has not happened.


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    Sachin Saini is the senior correspondent for the HT Rajasthan edition. It covers politics, tourism, forest, home, panchayati raj and rural development, and development journalism.
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