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Sexual harassment case: DIG accused

An inquiry has been ordered into complaints of alleged sexual harassment of a male constable.
None | By Press Trust of India, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2006 07:50 PM IST

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission has ordered an inquiry into complaints of alleged sexual harassment of a male constable by a high-ranking IPS officer.

"I have issued an order to the Director General of Police to probe the complaint made to me by the constable's wife," HRC Chairman Justice (retired) SK Sen told PTI in Kolkata on Wednesday.

The probe should not be conducted by anyone below the rank of additional director-general of police, according to the order.

Failing to get any response from top police officials to her repeated written complaints, Rakhi, the wife of constable Debashis Banerjee, petitioned the HRC on Monday, seeking its immediate intervention to save her husband from alleged sexual harrassment by Deputy Inspector General (Training) Gaurav Dutt.

Rakhi's petition alleged her husband had also been threatened with dismissal from service by Dutt.

Sen said the state police chief had been asked to submit the inquiry report within four weeks.

Police sources said Dutt had earlier been involved in alleged sexual harassment cases.

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