Bengaluru: Karnataka MP Shobha Karandlaje had sought immediate police action against two youths for alleged rape and attempt to convert a girl to Islam. Bengaluru police commissioner Bhaskar Rao has ordered a special inquiry by the additional commissioner in connection with the case.

In the latest, Shobha Karandlaje, has written to the state director general of police, seeking to hand over the case to Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Shobha met the state director general of police (DGI) Neelamani N Raju, and CID DGI Praveen Sood, at the police headquarters on Monday (January 13) and discussed the case. The MP noted that the case is not confined to Bengaluru and Mangaluru, but is spread over two states.

She expressed her view that CID probe would be more apt as the case pertains to two states and involves the issue of religious conversion. She also stated that this is a heinous crime and it requires in-depth investigation.

Addressing the media, Shobha said, “The officials were requested to conduct investigation in detail and find out the jurisdiction of the case as this case is likely to extend to other angles and get more importance. I requested the director general of police in both the states of Kerala and Karnataka to arrest the brains behind the organisation or the main conspirators behind this crime.”

Meanwhile, south-east police division has requested the city police commissioner to hand over the case to CID as cases have been registered in this connection in two states and two accused have been arrested.

Police sources said that city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao too has favoured handing over the case to the CID.