The remarks have caused outrage across India.
India’s top police official is under fire for saying, “If you can’t prevent rape, you might as well enjoy it.”
Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha made the comment on Tuesday during a news conference about legalizing gambling.
Sinha said that if the state could not stop gambling it could at least make some revenue by legalizing it. His remarks about rape were in this context.
The remarks have caused outrage across India which in the past year has been roiled by widespread protests after the fatal gang rape of a young medical student on a bus in New Delhi.
Sinha said on Wednesday that his comments had been taken out of context, but angry activists have called for his resignation.