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Students accused in molestation case won’t be spared: Partha

Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said the students who had allegedly tried to molest a girl in the boys hostel of Jadavpur University would not be spared. “Yesterday itself I had asked the vice-chancellor of the university to take necessary steps and today he has informed me that the process has started,” Chatterjee told reporters here. The minister said police has been asked to take strict action and no one involved in the incident would be spared. JU registrar Dr Pradip Kumar Ghosh told PTI that the university’s internal sexual harassment committee is looking into the complaint. “Our own investigations are going on and we are also cooperating with the police as a case has already been lodged,” Ghosh said. A second-year college student had yesterday lodged a complaint with the police alleging that six of her classmates had tried to molest her on August 28 during a get together in a hostel room. (PTI)

Two Jharkhand villagers, mistaken for Maoists, shot dead by police

Ranchi: Jharkhand Police Wednesday killed two villagers, whom they mistook as Maoists, prompting Chief Minister Hemant Soren to order a probe. Four people were also critically injured in the incident that took place in Gumla district. Police tried to stop a truck but the driver did not stop, prompting police to fire assuming them as Maoists. Driver Herralal Oraon and Nelesh Oraon, a labourer, were killed in the incident.  Earlier, police claimed that the people were killed in cross-firing between the Maoists and police. Soren ordered a “probe in the killing of the two people and termed the incident as unfortunate”, the state government said in a statement. “The commissioner of South Chotanagpur and inspector general of police will probe the incident and submit the report,” it added. The chief minister also announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs.10 lakh to the kin of each of those killed and Rs.1 lakh to the kin of each injured. (IANS)

Army Commander Southern Command visits Udaipur military station

Jaipur: Lt General Ashok Singh, Southern Army Command chief (rpt Southern Army Command chief), on Wednesday visited Udaipur military station and reviewed the operational and military preparedness of the formation and units. He also reviewed the administrative efficiency of Udaipur Military Station, a release from Defense PRO said here. He took stock of all the training and welfare related issues that affect troops posted at the military station. Under the aegis of Headquarters, Southern Command, a number of initiatives have been launched to improve quality of life of soldiers and their families residing in the military station, the release said. The Army Commander also inaugurated a newly constructed open air theatre at the station and dedicated it to all serving and retired armed forces personnel and their families. During the visit he also reviewed preparation of station units in discharging duties as part of aid to civil authorities in natural disasters, terrorist strikes, etc. (PTI)


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