Police will listen to each complaint in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali; strict action to follow if someone is found guilty: DGP : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Police will listen to each complaint in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali; strict action to follow if someone is found guilty: DGP

DGP Rajeev Kumar visits Sandeshkhali on Wednesday and stays there overnight to assess the situation

Police will listen to each complaint in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali; strict action to follow if someone is found guilty: DGP

A special team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) constituted to investigate allegations of sexual violence and land grabbing will visit Sandeshkhali on Thursday. PTI



PTI

Kolkata, February 22

West Bengal DGP Rajeev Kumar on Thursday said police would listen to the complaints of every individual in Sandeshkhali and strict action would be taken against those found guilty.

Kumar, who went to Sandeshkhali on Wednesday and stayed there overnight to assess the situation in the troubled areas in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, assured of strict action against those found involved in torturing women.

"I came here to talk to my officers. It's our responsibility to see the well-being of the people. We will listen to the complaints of every individual. If there is any incident regarding land grabbing or anything else, we will take strict action against those found guilty. If people are found involved in torture, we will take appropriate action against them," Kumar told reporters at Dhamakhali on Thursday morning.

Kumar, in his first visit to the area since the protests began, held meetings with ADG South Bengal Supratim Sarkar, Basirhat Police District SP Hasan Mehedi Rehman and other police officers and also visited adjoining islands of Situlia, Sardarpara and Manipur on Wednesday evening to understand the situation there.

A special team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) constituted to investigate allegations of sexual violence and land grabbing will visit Sandeshkhali.

The NHRC has issued notices to West Bengal chief secretary BP Gopalika and DGP and sought reports regarding the incidents of violence in Sandeshkhali and details about the action taken against the perpetrators of crimes there within four weeks.

On Wednesday, police registered the second gang-rape case against the three of the prime accused -- Shajahan Sheikh, Uttam Sardar and Sibaprasad Hazra after a woman recorded her statement under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure before a magistrate, an official said.

The trio has been booked under Sections 376-D (gangrape), 342 (wrongfully confine any person) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

Sandeshkhali grabbed media attention after a mob attack on Enforcement Directorate officials on January 5. The officials went there to search the premises of TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh in connection with an alleged ration distribution scam.

The protesting women in Sandeshkhali alleged that Shajahan and his "gang", including Hazra and Sardar, captured swathes of land by force, besides sexually harassing them. 

#West Bengal


Top News

TMC manifesto promises several welfare measures, repeal of CAA

Trinamool Congress releases Lok Sabha poll manifesto; promises several welfare measures, repeal of CAA

The party also promised to provide ration at doorstep and 10...

US reacts to PM Modi's 'killing terrorists in their homes' remark

US reacts to PM Modi's 'killing terrorists in their homes' remark

In an interview, Rajnath Singh said if Pakistan's intention ...

10 killed as car rams into truck on Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway near Nadiad

10 killed as car rams into truck on Ahmedabad-Vadodara Expressway near Nadiad

Nadiad MLA Pankaj Desai said it is possible that the truck s...

ED arrests four more persons in money laundering case against Hemant Soren

ED arrests four more persons in money laundering case against Hemant Soren

With these arrests, the total number of people taken into cu...


Cities

View All