November 13, 2013 10:54 am -

Ranjit Sinha, India’s head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, ought to investigate his own thought process.

[He] made the incendiary remark at a conference on illegal gambling, arguing that if India could not stop gambling, it should be legalized and taxed. “If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying, ‘If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it,’” he said.

Sinha, who is overseeing several rape investigations, claimed the line was taken out of context and misinterpreted. Though some news outlets are reporting that Sinha apologized on Wednesday, he qualified his statement carefully: “I regret any hurt caused as same was unintended and inadvertent. I reiterate my deep sense of regard and respect for women and commitment to gender issues.”