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Will send team to probe sexual abuse case against MLA if no response from DGP: NCW

Matrubhumi 2018-09-07 17:07:00

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women would send an enquiry team to Kerala to probe the case of alleged sexual abuse of a woman by a ruling CPM MLA if the state police chief does not apprise it about the action taken in the matter within 15 days, Commission Chairperson Rekha Sharma said Friday.

A woman leader of the DYFI had raised the sexual abuse charges against CPM MLA PK Sasi, following which the party's state unit began a probe.

Sharma said the commission also tried to reach out to the complainant but she did not come forward as she is being forced not to talk to them.

"The National Commission for Women would dispatch an enquiry team to Kerala to probe the case of alleged sexual harassment of a woman by a CPM MLA if the DGP does not respond to the women body's direction within 15 days," Sharma said.

The commission Thursday had directed DGP Loknath Behera to apprise it about the action taken in the matter.

The panel also stated that it was "deeply disturbed" by the alleged conduct of Sasi.

In a series of tweets, the National Commission for Women said it has written to the DGP giving directions that the matter be investigated.

"The NCW has also directed him to apprise the commission about the action taken in the matter and ensure speedy delivery of justice to the victim," the NCW said.

PTI