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WB Child Rights Commission takes cognisance of sexual assault allegations against BJP candidate

ANI | Updated: May 10, 2019 23:12 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 10 (ANI): West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) has taken cognisance of a complaint against BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour constituency, Nilanjan Roy, who has been allegedly accused of sexually assaulting a minor girl in South 24 Parganas.
The accused is yet to be arrested in connection with the case.
The Commission has directed West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer to take the necessary action as per rules within 24 hours and has directed the police to arrest the alleged accused immediately under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
In a statement, the Commission said, "We have taken cognizance of a complaint received in a POCSO case where the BJP candidate from the Diamond Harbour constituency has been accused of sexually assaulting and outraging the modesty of a minor girl of 17 years under Falta police station, South 24 Parganas. The accused is yet to be arrested." (ANI)