Diglipur molestation case: Victim employees of Forest Dept. demand CBI probe

Ray raises doubts in Police investigation, demands immediate arrest of accused
Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
15 Jun 2017

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, on Thursday, lashed out on the Police administration for its failure in arresting the Divisional Forest Officer of Diglipur accused for molesting women employees. Raising doubts on the investigation, Mr Ray claimed that the people are losing faith in the Andaman and Nicobar Police. “It’s a serious blot on the police which after more than a week has failed to arrest the accused,” said the Member of Parliament addressing a press conference in the presence of the victims.
“The Diglipur incident is highly condemnable and the Police should ensure justice for the victims. The accused DFO should be immediately fired from government service and arrested. I will extend all support to the victims and raise the issue at the highest levels to seek justice for them,” pledged Mr Ray.
Speaking to scribes, the victim employees of the Diglipur Forest Division said that they have been facing sexual harassment by the accused for the past one year. At times, he used to call us to his residence. In office, the accused called us to his chamber and talk in vulgar language. The accused should be immediately arrested and a thorough probe by CBI should be conducted into the episode, demanded the victims.
On June 8, one of the victims registered a case of molestation against the accused DFO after which the accused went into hiding. He applied for anticipatory bail which was granted by the Court. Later, four other victims leveled similar allegations against the DFO following which multiple FIRs were registered at Diglipur Police Station.