The mullahs and the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards have distrusted the formal armed forces for some time and over the last six months or so have literally disarmed them.
There are many who served under the Shah still among them so the Mullahs, with the rising fervor for a return of the young Shah Reza Pahlavi II (partly the drowning nation clutching at straws) in a splintered Mullah country fighting each other and increasingly killing more and more citizens in mass hangings, have side lined them.
BTW, in case you have not heard, UNOFFICIAL executions in the dozens a week sometimes per day are brutal compared to the string 'em up on cranes hangings. Those slated to die - no court orders necessary for the prisoners of the 100 or more unofficial prisons scattered around islamic iran - are driven out into the desert and then have bullets sadistically shot at them as they writhe on the ground ,
Their executioners first shoot their feet and ankles to cause pain but not to kill. then work their way up the legs, arms, shoulders, ensuring no vital spot gets hit. Death not by a thousand cuts but a hundred well aimed bullets.
During the Monarchy, not even the notorious SAVAK came anywhere close to anything this sadistic. Yes, they would tear out clumps of women's pubic hair to humiliate and cause pain - but the women were trained terrorists. intent on murder and property destruction NOT innocents set up by various Mullah unnamed "security" groups on trumped up charges.
SAVAK did not gang rape them either as is the norm for any woman taken into custody in the Mullah regime.
Multiple rape is the standard procedure to give jailers pleasure and scare the populace in an attempt to suppress any resistance to draconian islamic rules imposed on Iranians. The raped women may have been stopped for a traffic violation.
The video below provides a glimpse into what was there before the bloosy Mullahs. Armed forces to protect the country ot to suppress it.