DSP shifted following women's charges

The Hindu
31st July 2000

By Our Special Correspondent

PATNA, JULY 30. The State Government today shifted the Kurtha DSP, Mr. Sanjay Ranjan Singh, in the light of allegations of brutality against him by the women of Senari village of Jehanabad district in the course of a raid on Thursday last.The DSP has been recalled to state headquarters, even as the District Judge of Jehanabad, Mr. Kanhaiya Prasad Verma, commenced his enquiry into the incident on the directive of the Patna High Court.

The police had conducted the raid on Senari village to nab mercenaries of Ranbir Sena, a private army of feudal bhumihars, in connection with the massacre in Mianpur in Aurangabad district on June 16 last in which 34 dalits and backward caste people, mostly women and children, had been mercilessly killed.

Meanwhile the `Jehanabad bandh' call given in protest against the police atrocities in Senari more or less passed off peacefully. Women of Jehanabad have decided to stage a dharna tomorrow.The Union Health Minister, Dr. C. P. Thakur, had to face the ire of people of his own caste for his delayed arrival to meet the injured women, whereas the former Congress(I) Minister, Mr. Ramashray Prasad Singh, who shooed away.

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