NCW writes to top cops of MP, WB over assaults on women

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday wrote to the Director Generals of Police of West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh in two separate matters where women were subjected to violence.

The NCW said that it has written to Virendra, Director General of Police of West Bengal, for taking appropriate action in an alleged assault on a nurse in West Bengal. The commission said “it is reported that a Staff Nurse of Chandannagar Sub-Divisional Hospital was stopped by Police at a Naka Checkpoint, while she was going to join her emergency duty with another person, from her Singur residence, she was allegedly harassed and slapped by a lady cop. The commission also said that the duo was reportedly detained by the police who took them to Chandannagar Police Station, even after showing her documents and lockdown pass to the police personnel on duty.”

The NCW accused the police for insensitivity towards the health worker in the period of distress prevailing worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic. In another incident the NCW has written to Vivek Johri, Director General of Police of Madhya Pradesh, in which an 18-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by 7 men, including 3 minors while returning to her village in Madhya Pradesh with her brother.

The Commission has asked Johri to submit a detailed action taken report at the earliest. The Commission has also asked the DGP to ensure the security of the woman and the minors and the accused be punished as per the enactment of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013.



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