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Ranaghat: Mamata reassures cardinal, orders CBI probe

Ranaghat: Mamata reassures cardinal, orders CBI probe
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“Considering the seriousness and sensitivity of the case and also the fact that the place of incidence is very close to border area, I have decided to entrust investigation of the case to CBI”, the Chief Minister said in a Facebook post.

“The Ranaghat incident of 14th March, 2015 is a very serious matter. The police administration was instructed to take swift action to nab the culprits. They are making their best efforts”, Banerjee said.
A 71-year-old Sister Superior of a convent school was allegedly gangraped by dacoits at the Gangnapur school in Ranaghat subdivision of Nadia district on Saturday after which a CID probe was ordered into the incident. Fifteen persons have been detained in this connection so far.

Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, the president of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) who met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, welcomed her decision to hand over the probe into the Ranaghat nun gangrape case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “The CM has ordered a CBI probe and we are very happy and satisfied. We hope for the best,” he said after calling on the chief minister at the state secretariat.

“We are confident that everything will go positive in the state,” he added. Cleemis had earlier told media persons in Ranaghat:“What I have understood is that the process has begun to find out the culprits. But we would like to request the chief minister to make a fast approach and to see that justice is done at the earliest.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, has expressed concern over the Ranaghat gang rape as well as the vandalisation of a church in Haryana, and sought reports on these incidents from state governments. The West Bengal Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
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