After Mumbai’s recent Saki Naka incident where a 34-year-old woman was brutally raped, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is said to meet the Chiefs of Police Forces, Government Railway Police (GRP) Commissioner and senior officials of the home department on Monday. The objective of this meeting is to discuss the issue of women’s safety in Maharashtra.
The state government was highly criticized by the members of the opposition party. The legislative council Pravin Darekar said women have run out of patience due to these “repeated” offenses, which occur due to the ignorance of the government. Darekar also demanded an action plan for stopping crimes like these.
tabloid 'Saamana' published an editorial on Monday condemning the rape attack but maintained that Mumbai is the "safest city" in the world and people should not doubt it. The editorial also criticized the comparisons with other cases in Hathras and Kathua, claiming that the criminals in these cases were allegedly protected by the state government and there were unnecessary delays in arrests whereas in this case the culprit was arrested without any delay.
The party also justified Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale's statement that police cannot be present at all crime scenes and said that all state police will agree with his opinion. Nagrale’s comment was condemned by a member of the National Commission for Women (NCW).