Deputy jailer who alleged police torture on tribal girls in Chhattisgarh, suspended for indiscipline

The Chhattisgarh government, irked over the remarks, has sought an inquiry against Dongre and the allegations she has levelled on Facebook.

Published: 06th May 2017 08:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th May 2017 08:26 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

RAIPUR: Deputy Jailer Varsha Dongre posted at Raipur Central Jail was suspended for indiscipline on Saturday. In a Facebook post, she had alleged that the State police resort to "third-degree torture and atrocities" on young tribal girls at police stations.

The Chhattisgarh government, irked over the remarks, has sought an inquiry against Dongre and the allegations she has levelled on Facebook.

The post in Hindi, which she deleted after raking up a controversy, further asserted that the Maoist menace will continue as long as “the corporate and capitalist system is being enforced in Bastar and the local tribals are pushed out of their lands.”

Varsha Dongre failed to respond to the notice, which she claimed of having “not received”. Her allegations shocked many and she also revealed that “tribal villages were burnt, women tortured and raped in Maoist-affected areas”.

She uploaded her post a week after the deadly Maoist attack at Burkapal in Sukma in which 25 CRPF jawans were killed.

Varsha Dongre was asked to explain why and on what basis she had written the controversial contents on her Facebook post.

“We have the acknowledgement of notice being received by her. Instead of responding she left the jail premises without permission. A day later she sent a mail of being away on a two-day leave. She was asked to join duty immediately as she had proceeded on leave without any approval and present her case before the investigation team. But she didn’t comply and was subsequently suspended on grounds of indiscipline,” K K Gupta, DIG (Jail) who was inquiring into Dongre’s post told the New Indian Express.

The officer further added that she wrote personal remarks despite clear guidelines framed for government officials to desist from making such comments without any ground.

Varsha Dongre had also created difficulties for the State government when she filed a petition in the High Court against the alleged corruption and irregularities in the examinations conducted by the Chhattisgarh public service commission in 2007.

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