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Bengal tribal gangrape case: Mamata suspends SP

Kolkata:  West Benga chief minister Mamata Banerjee suspended the Birbhum Superintendent of Police for failing to remand 13 people accused for gang raping a tribal woman.Mamata ordered  SP C. Sudhakar's removal within hours of the
India TV News Desk January 23, 2014 22:45 IST
India TV News Desk
Kolkata:  West Benga chief minister Mamata Banerjee suspended the Birbhum Superintendent of Police for failing to remand 13 people accused for gang raping a tribal woman.

Mamata ordered  SP C. Sudhakar's removal within hours of the 13 persons being sent to 14-day judicial custody by Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Bolpur Pijush Ghosh.

The 20 year old tribal woman was gang raped by more than a dozen men on the orders of community leaders for falling in a love affair with a man from a different community.

Official sources said an explanation was sought from the senior police officer.

The sources said that case would be taken up afresh so that the police could seek police remand of the accused.  

Banerjee, who also looks after Home portfolio, condemned the incident and directed that SP Darjeeling Kunal Agarwal would take over in Birbhum.