The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday sent a team to Godhra, Gujarat, to probe allegations that some women were sexually as well as physically assaulted by policemen there.

NCW chairwoman Girija Vyas said that according to complaints received by the Commission, some policemen went to an area in Godhra on the midnight of December 19 to nab some persons accused of stealing a cow and sexually as well as physically assaulted some women. After going through some photographs of the violence, she decided to send a team there, she told reporters here on Thursday.

She demanded strict action against the police personnel involved in the crime. The State government, she said, was not taking the issue seriously. The NCW would take appropriate action after getting a report from the team.

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