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A section of Bengal police spineless: Calcutta HC

A section of Bengal police spineless: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court today expressed displeasure at the functioning of West Bengal Police and observed that a section of it was spineless and could learn from judges to discharge their responsibilities.

Justice Dipankar Datta, hearing a case relating to the alleged abduction of an independent councillor of Kandi Municipality, observed that the police authorities had cut a very sorry figure in the entire episode.

Disposing of the case, Justice Datta said the police could learn from the judges on how to discharge their administrative responsibilities.

Observing that police authorities had cut a sorry figure in registering FIR and in the investigation into the alleged abduction, Justice Dutta said a section of it was acting in a spineless manner and could not withstand pressure.

Justice Dutta expressed displeasure that the FIRs lodged in connection with the case did not have any signature or thumb impression of the complainant.

Justice Dutta had yesterday directed that the investigating officer be present in court along with case diary after the prosecution submitted that three separate FIRs had been registered in connection with the alleged abduction of the independent councillor of Kandi municipality in Murshidabad district.

The officer in-charge of Kandi police station was present in the court today and submitted the case diary related to the matter.

Debojyoti Roy, an independent councillor at Kandi, was said to have a pivotal role as the Left and Trinamool Congress were evenly poised at 8 members each for a trust vote on Saturday for the position of chairman of the municipal body of Kandi town.

Roy was rescued from abductors by the police at a road checkpoint from a car in the early hours of Sunday.

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