A local court has directed the police to register cases against 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel for allegedly raping a woman at a village here during the farmer protests against land acquisition in May.

No order yet

The police, however, said they were yet to receive the order passed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Tuesday.

“On getting the order, necessary action will be taken and FIRs will be lodged,” a police official said on Wednesday.

A woman, whose husband is still in jail, has alleged that she was raped by the PAC personnel on May 7 in Dankaur village.

She moved the court after the police allegedly refused to lodge an FIR.

The court has also directed the removal of the PAC battalion from the village.

Seven women had given statements to the National Commission of Women that they were raped by men in uniform during the Bhatta-Parsaul agitation when their husbands ran away to evade arrest.

On May 7, the clash between security forces and farmers claimed the lives of two policemen and two farmers. — PTI

Seven women have said they were raped by men in uniform