Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on 3 January dubbing Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwar's remark on the Bengaluru mass molestation as "irresponsible" and demanded arrest and punishment for all the identified culprits.
Reacting to the incidents of molestation in MG Road and Brigade Road during New Year Eve celebrations, Parameshwara had said on Monday that there was enough police force deployed in Bengaluru to ensure safety of women and "such incident do happen on New Year day and Christmas"."I condemn d irresponsible comment made by Karnataka Home Minister. City Police should catch all the identified culprits and put behind the bar," Rijiju tweeted.
"We had deployed 1,500 police personnel in the area for New Year's celebrations. Such incidents do happen on New Year day and on Christmas. We take a lot of precautions," Parmeshwara told
I condemn d irresponsible comment made by Karnataka Home Minister. City Police should catch all the identified culprits & put behind the bar https://t.co/XCOPCoOTet— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 3, 2017
We can't allow the shameful act of #MassMolestation go unpunished. Bangaluru is a vibrant city & women safety is must in a civilised society— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 3, 2017
The incident of mass molestation reportedly occurred on December 31 midnight at Bengaluru's MG Road and Brigade Road.
A group of drunken hooligans gathered at the spot to celebrate New Year's eve.
Upon spotting young girls out for celebration, the hooligans began passing lewd remarks against them.