Bulandshahr SSP summoned by NCSC

“NCSC Chairman P L Punia earlier sent a commission team to Bulandshahr to gather facts of the case,after it appeared in newspapers and channels,” an official of NCSC said Friday.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:April 13, 2013 1:56 am

Taking cognizance of the incident involving a 10-year-old Dalit rape victim who was allegedly detained in a lock-up by police in UP’s Bulandshahr,the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has summoned the district Senior Superintendent of Police.

“NCSC Chairman P L Punia earlier sent a commission team to Bulandshahr to gather facts of the case,after it appeared in newspapers and channels,” an official of NCSC said Friday. “The NCSC team submitted a report on the incident to the commission. Based on this,the commission chairman decided to summon the SSP,Bulandshahr on April 15,” the official said.

A commission release also said that the girl was put in the police lock-up for around 20 hours. She was released only after the locals protested.

Drought: Chavan govt workers to give day’s salary

The Maharashtra government has asked its over 10 lakh employees to donate a day’s salary towards drought relief. If all employees agree,close to Rs 150 crore will be credited to the Chief Minister’s Drought Relief Fund.

“We have issued a circular to all government employees to voluntarily give one day’s salary for drought relief,” additional chief secretary (general administration) P S Meena said. The state spends around Rs 54,684 crore on salaries yearly. The daily salary bill is roughly Rs 149 crore. Maharashtra police decided earlier to donate Rs 15 crore — a day’s salary — to CM Fund,while ministers decided to donate a month’s pay — around Rs 25 lakh. The state,reeling from a debt of over Rs 2.45 lakh-crore,needs over Rs 2,500 crore to tackle the drought.

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