Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja told the state Assembly that A L Dave, former judge of Gujarat High Court who had served as an acting Chief Justice, would head the commission. "People can approach the commission to make representations," he said.
The minister said it was difficult to get a sitting judge. "Looking at the current strength of judges, it was very unlikely that we get a sitting judge to head the inquiry. To avoid delay in providing justice to the victim, we decided to go ahead with a retired judge," he said.
A 24 years old married woman filed an FIR in Naliya in January this year alleging that she was raped by at least nine persons on several occasions a year ago.
The accused made a video of the act and blackmailed her, she said. They were running a sex racket in Kutch district and had victimised other women too, she told the police.
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