Pub attack: Nirmala slams govt for sacking her

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Nirmala Venkatesh
Bangalore, Mar 2 : Former National Commission for Women (NCW) member Nirmala Venkatesh, on Monday, Mar 2 criticised the government for sacking her over the Mangalore pub attack probe.

Speaking to media persons at a press conference here Venkatesh defended her controversial report on the pub attacks, which had blamed the pub owners for not providing safety to women guests and recommended suspension of its license.

"So many cases were investigated by the one-member committee. I can take suo moto action. I have the quasi-judicial power and can take suo moto action as per the NCW Act," she said.

Lashing out on Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhary, Venkatesh said, Renuka has no legal knowledge.

Venkatesh was sacked on Feb 27 for failing to conduct an unbiased enquiry. Commission did not accept her report stating inadequacies. She was also criticised for going public with her findings before submitting it to the Government.

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