Thursday, 18 January 2018

Siliguri Police Gears Up Traffic Control

Siliguri Metropolitan Police have taken a number of new measures to regulate traffic and curb violation of rules in and around the city.
While the police are using speed radar guns and breathe analysers to discourage rash and drunken driving, they are also in the process of setting up an Integrated Control Room (ICR) with CCTV cameras at all major locations to monitor traffic.
Further, the police here will shortly introduce Automatic Number Plate Reader (ANPR) - a gadget used to scan registration plates of vehicles - at at least two major exit and entry points of the city, officials said here on Thursday.
Traffic is a major problem in and around Siliguri, particularly because of the steady increase in number of vehicles every year.
"We are using seven laser guns in high speed zones of NH31, at the Ambari Canal Road (leading to Gazoldoba), Burdwan Road and along some stretches of NH10 to check over-speeding. Also, 17 breathe analysers have been handed over to the traffic department to check drunken driving," said," Sunil Yadav, the deputy commissioner of traffic.
On Thursday, the department has put ANPR at a major traffic point of the city.
Yadav said the police had identified another location where it would be installed in the second phase.
"The ANPRs will be linked with the police control room through software. It would be helpful to track any vehicle's number, driver of which will try to flee after committing a traffic violation or crime. Installation of the gadget at different locations will be done within a month's time," said the official.
Also, 32 CCTV cameras will be installed in and around the city and will be operated from ICR. "This will help us to keep a constant vigil over the entire area," said the DCP.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Father from Siliguri gets life term by court today for raping his daughter 8 years ago

Subhash Roy (Burman) from Siliguri sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his daughter 8 years ago by court today.
The girl is now 21 years old and incident took place on 14 Jan 2008. The girl used to stay with her father (rickshaw puller) and mom (house maid) in a rented flat at Surja Shekhar Colony in Hyderpara area of Siliguri. The father (Subhash) had committed the crime when mother was away on work.
The court has directed the State govt to pay the girl Rupees 3 lakh as compensation.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

17-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Gang-Raped By Father, Brother, Uncles For Eloping With Lover In UP

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by her father, brother and two uncles on Tuesday in Dhandheda village of Muzaffarnagar for eloping with her lover. The accused were arrested after the minor filed a complaint against them.
The girl's mother and sister-in-law, however, refused the allegation dubbing it baseless. 
The police filed the case under section 376 D(gang rape) of IPC and is investigating the matter.
According to a TOI report, the family first filed a complaint in August after which during the proceedings, the girl had declared that she had left with the man on her own, following which the court had let the man off. 
In October, she eloped again and a fresh case was filed. On November 2, the girl approached Allahabad High Court and said that she was gang-raped by her family members at a private nursing home here and was forced to miscarry the baby she was pregnant with. 
On November 18, the high court ordered police to file an FIR under serious sections of the IPC including gang rape. The FIR was filed on November 19, and the accused were arrested on Monday.
Manoj Chaudhary, station house officer, Sikhera police station said, "The girl's family had filed a case under IPC section 363 (kidnapping) first in July, in which the court had let off the boyfriend, Gayasuddin. But before the October case could be heard in court, the girl went to Allahabad High Court, which pronounced that an FIR should be filed against the family."
After the instructions of the high court, the accused family members of the girl, including her father Haakim, brother Saabir and two uncles Sameen and Aashu, have been booked and arrested under sections 376 D (gang rape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent) of the IPC.
Meanwhile, the girl's mother said that the girl had made the allegations under the influence of Gayasuddin. "My husband and son are innocent. It is sad that the family's reputation is at risk and my daughter is unable to understand this due to Gayasuddin," said the girl's mother.