Bengal told to file affidavit in Pinki case

Bengal told to file affidavit in Pinki case

Bengal told to file affidavit  in Pinki case

In a fresh twist to Pinki Pramanik gender determination case, the Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit on the progress of the probe within two weeks.

A division bench comprising of Chief Justice J N Patel and Justice S Chakraborty also directed the prosecution to produce a case diary in the matter on the next date of hearing.The ruling came during the hearing of a PIL filed by former West Bengal Women’s Commission member Bharati Mutsuddi who alleged illegal detention of Pramanik while seeking the athlete’s immediate release.The court also directed the petitioner to file a reply to the state’s affidavit within another one week and further said that the petitioner might file a complaint regarding circulation of a CD or MMS allegedly showing Pinki in the nude.

The state opposed the petition which alleged harassment and humiliation of the Asian Games gold medal winner.Pramanik has been accused of being a male and is currently under judicial custody for alleged rape. Pramanik was arrested on June 14 after the athlete’s live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one, lodged a complaint accusing Pramanik of being a man who has been repeatedly raping and torturing her.

The treatment meted out to the athlete who has often been escorted by male police officers has attracted severe criticism from all quarters including the sporting fraternity.


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