ITANAGAR, June 15 - Responding to the reported molestation charges against the State�s Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC), Kolkata, Subhasish Sengupta by a female staff member, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has ordered a governmental enquiry into the matter by Joint Secretary (Home) AK Singh, in addition to the investigation being made by Kolkata Police.
The alleged incident of molestation involving a senior staff member of Arunachal Bhavan, Kolkata by the DRC reportedly happened at the latter�s residence on May 29 last. Based on the complaint of the victim, a case was registered against the DRC at Bidhannagar North Police Station two days later.
While assuring that the State Government will follow the case closely, the Chief Minister asserted that strict disciplinary action would be taken against the alleged accused person based on the outcome of the enquiry report, according to an official press release here.
The CM said, �We will ensure that justice is delivered and if the accused is found guilty, he should be dealt with strictly and punished as per law. There is no question of the case having anything to do with personal proximity,� stated Pul, who is stated to be a close friend of the DRC, Kolkata.
Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress has claimed that the alleged accused in the molestation case was being protected by the State Government. It further raised its eyebrows on learning that after the incident, the victim has been immediately transferred from Kolkata to Itanagar �to cover-up and manipulate the case.�
The Congress has, therefore, urged upon the Kolkata police to arrest Sengupta immediately to give fair justice to the victim. It further said, the State Government should immediately suspend Sengupta from the post of DRC for a free and fair investigation into the case and to give exemplary punishment so that such incidents never occur.