Kolkata: The West Bengal Youngster Safety Fee (WBCPC) on Thursday wrote to the Election Fee of India (ECI) searching for to know the explanations behind the “switch” of a central pressure jawan, who’s accused of molesting a minor lady, with out arresting him below the stringent POCSO Act.
Panel chief Ananya Chakraborti stated she additionally sought a proof from Hooghly Rural Police District on why the accused was launched.
A central pressure jawan, who’s on ballot obligation within the state, allegedly molested a category 10 pupil at Tarakeswar in Hooghly district on Monday night when she was going to a buddy’s place.
The ballot physique eliminated the accused jawan from obligation after receiving complaints on this connection.
Ms Chakraborty stated that the ballot panel has additionally transferred him and 7 different jawans of his unit.
“I visited the sufferer yesterday at Tarakeswar. She advised me that she is going to have the ability to establish the accused jawan. Hers is a unique model because the investigating officer advised me that the sufferer is unable to establish the accused. How can they launch the accused jawan?” Ms Chakraborti advised PTI.
She was additionally stunned that although the sufferer is a minor, the jawan was not booked below the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
“The Fee is stunned to listen to that the accused has been allowed to go away for his or her subsequent vacation spot with out correct identification and investigation. The ECI’s silence is a explanation for nice concern and shock for the Fee.
“One of many eight is the accused and the allegations towards him fall below the supply of POCSO Act and he ought to have been recognized and arrested,” a press release launched by the WBCPC stated.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused personnel of the central pressure of molesting ladies and beating up folks throughout the ongoing meeting elections.