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A lady employee of HSBC in Kolkata was molested by an on-duty traffic constable. When the lady approached the nearby police station to file FIR, she was told by the Officer-in-Charge that NO FIR CAN BE FILED AGAINST ANY POLICEMEN ON DUTY, ONLY A GENERAL DIARY CAN BE FILED.

Did the OC say a legally correct statement?

Asked by Sanjana, 27 Aug '08 07:29 am
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She should approach the highest authority for this as no body has given the right to molest any woman whether he is on duty or not
Answered by krish, 27 Aug '08 11:25 am

 
  
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No one is above law - I will say because he was a policeman (even though a traffic policeman) they are supposed to be protectors not predators - this makes it even more serious and an action must be also taken against OC
Answered by Investment Banker, 27 Aug '08 07:53 am

 
  
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Not yet
Answered by AKASH PATIL, 27 Aug '08 07:47 am

 
  
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Whether it was legally correct or not, to outrage a modesty or molesting a woman is a serious offence and should be handled sensitively. The officer on duty should be taken to task and the punishment should be severe. Off late, there are lots of issues like this which are disturbing the feminine fraternity and this problem has to be nipped in the bud by plugging in rigid and stringent provisions for punishing those who indulge in such stupid acts.
Answered by vinodh vijayaraghavan, 27 Aug '08 07:44 am

 
  
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I dont think so.....no one in our free country has right to do anything wrong with anybody on or off duty...not even Prime Minister.....so she must see a good lawyer.
Answered by Google Maharaj, 27 Aug '08 07:38 am

 
  
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He was wrong....
Answered by AMOD KARNIK, 27 Aug '08 07:38 am

 
  
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No
Answered by myshade, 27 Aug '08 07:30 am

 
  
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