Calcutta HC takes suo motu cognisance of alleged sexual assault in Sandeshkhali

The court directed that notice be issued to the state, the inspector general (IG) of police, DIG of the Barasat range, superintendent of police and district magistrate of the North 24-Parganas district.

The matter will come up for hearing on 20 February.

Justice Sinha Roy appointed advocate Jayanta Narayan Chatterjee as the amicus curiae to assist the high court in the matter.

Public prosecutor Debasish Roy, representing the state, was present before the court.

Sandeshkhali has been rocked by protests over the issue in the last few days.

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