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Bengal Police files molestation case against NIA officials

The West Bengal Police has lodged a case of molestation and house trespassing against officials from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) following a raid conducted by the agency in the East Medinipur district regarding the 2002 bomb blast case.

East Medinipur police registered the FIR against NIA and CRPF officials based on a complaint filed by a woman.

She alleged that the officials assaulted her and her husband and her modesty was outraged. A case was registered under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 325, 34, 354, 354(b), 427, 448, and 509.

The NIA officials also allegedly vandalised her residence during their raid, a police officer told PTI on Sunday.

The FIR was filed a day after a team of NIA officials was stopped by a mob during a raid in the East Medinipur district while attempting to arrest TMC’s Manobrata Jana and Bailicharan Maity in connection with the 2022 Bhupatinagar blasts. BJP alleged that the ‘attack’ on the NIA was carried out at the behest of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with the alleged attack on the NIA officers who have lodged a complaint with the Bhupatinagar police station. The matter is still being investigated, they said.

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