Calcutta High Court takes suo motu cognisance of alleged sexual assault of women at gunpoint in Sandeshkhali

Meanwhile, the Section 144, CrPC order imposed in the area was set aside by another judge of the Court, who criticised the State for not arresting the TMC leaders accused of torturing the villagers of Sandeshkhali.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of reports that women in Sandeshkhali village of 24 Paraganas district in West Bengal were subjected to sexual assault "at gunpoint" and that tribal lands were being forcibly taken away from villagers. [The Court’s on its Own Motion Vs. State of West Bengal].

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