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Public prosecutor of Gangarampur subdivisional court in South Dinajpur arrested in Pocso case

Pratul Maitra, public prosecutor, is also district general secretary of Trinamul Congress

Kousik Sen Raiganj Published 05.02.24, 10:18 AM
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The public prosecutor of Gangarampur subdivisional court in South Dinajpur was arrested on Saturday night in a case registered under the Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

Pratul Maitra, the public prosecutor, is also a district general secretary of the Trinamul Congress.

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Sources said a resident of the district had filed a police complaint on Saturday, alleging that Maitra had sexually assaulted his minor daughter.

A court on Sunday remanded the accused in police custody for two days, said Chinmay Mittal, the superintendent of police, South Dinajpur.

Subhash Chaki, a district vice-president of Trinamul, said: “It is unfortunate that such an allegation has been levelled against a government lawyer. The law will take its own course and we have nothing to comment on it.”

Accident arrest

A Siliguri resident was arrested on Saturday in connection with an accident in which one person had been killed on Sevoke Road in the city on Thursday.

Dipu Giri was arrested by Bhaktinagar police in Siliguri. Giri, police sources said, was driving the SUV that had overturned on Sevoke Road, killing one person and injuring another.

The deceased was Mukesh Mittal, 45, a resident of Punjabipara in the city.

The police are in search of two more people who were in the vehicle.

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