Tripura Judge Faces Allegations of Sexual Assault by Rape Survivor, Investigation Ordered

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GG News Bureau
Agartala, 19th Feb. 
A shocking incident has come to light as a rape survivor has accused a magistrate of sexually abusing her inside his chamber at a court in Tripura. The woman alleged that the incident occurred on February 16 when she visited the chamber of first class judicial magistrate in Kamalpur to record her statement regarding her rape case.

According to sources, a three-member panel led by Dhalai District and Sessions Judge Gautam Sarkar has initiated a probe into the allegations. Senior advocates have confirmed the investigation, highlighting the seriousness of the matter.

In her complaint filed with the additional district and sessions judge in Kamalpur, the survivor detailed her harrowing experience. “I went to the chamber of the first class judicial magistrate to get my statement recorded on February 16. When I was about to give my statement, the judge groped me. I rushed out of his chamber and informed the lawyers and my husband about the incident,” she stated.

The survivor’s husband also lodged a separate complaint with the Kamalpur Bar Association, further escalating the issue. Responding promptly to the survivor’s complaint, District and Sessions Judge Gautam Sarkar, accompanied by Chief Judicial Magistrate Satyajit Das, visited Kamalpur’s additional district and sessions judge’s office to conduct an inquiry.

Shibendra Dasgupta, secretary of the advocate body, revealed, “The three-member panel headed by the district and sessions judge also met the members of Kamalpur Bar Association on the court premises and sought our point of view on the allegations of the woman. We placed our points before the panel.”

In response to the serious allegations leveled against the judge, Registrar General of the Tripura High Court, V Pandey, stated, “We have not yet received any official complaint regarding the issue. Like other people of the state, I too came to know about it from the media and social media platforms. Once we receive a complaint in a proper format, we will definitely take appropriate action.”

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