West Bengal Assembly Election: Why No Arrest Of Molestation Accused Central Force, Bengal Panel Asks Poll Body

West Bengal Assembly Election: Why No Arrest Of Molestation Accused Central Force, Bengal Panel Asks Poll Body

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Poll body transferred a soldier accused of molesting a minor.

The West Bengal Child Protection Commission (WBCPC) on Thursday wrote to the Election Commission of India (ECI) seeking to know the reasons behind the "transfer" of a central force jawan, who is accused of molesting a minor girl, without arresting him under the stringent POCSO Act.

Panel chief Ananya Chakraborti said she also sought an explanation from Hooghly Rural Police District on why the accused was released.

A central force jawan, who is on poll duty in the state, allegedly molested a class 10 student at Tarakeswar in Hooghly district on Monday evening when she was going to a friend's place.

The poll body removed the accused jawan from duty after receiving complaints in this connection.

Ms Chakraborty said that the poll panel has also transferred him and seven other jawans of his unit.

"I visited the victim yesterday at Tarakeswar. She told me that she will be able to identify the accused jawan. Hers is a different version as the investigating officer told me that the victim is unable to identify the accused. How can they release the accused jawan?" Ms Chakraborti told PTI.

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