High Court seeks report on cases related to crime against women, extortion and land grabbing

Jharkhand High Court heard the PIL filed suo motu on the incident of gang rape of a Spanish speaking woman (Brazilian citizen) in Hansdiha, Dumka. During the hearing of the case, the division bench of Acting Chief Justice S Chandrashekhar and Justice Navneet Kumar expressed strong displeasure over the law and order situation in the state. After hearing the state government’s side, the division bench directed to improve law and order in the state. The state government was directed to provide information about incidents related to serious crimes like violence against women, land grabbing by land mafia, extortion etc. within the last one month. The division bench has fixed April 4 for the next hearing of the case. Earlier, the draft of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by the state government for foreign tourists was presented before the bench. It has been told in the draft of SOP that two helpline numbers 112 and 181 have been created for the safety of foreign tourists and common people. There is also an app of 112, which will also have an SOS button to get immediate service. Helpline number-181 has been created for foreign tourists. In the SOP, it will be mandatory for foreign tourists to inform Jharkhand Police before going to an unknown place. If foreign tourists come to India for more than 180 days, they have to get registered with FRRO. While entering Jharkhand, foreign tourists will have to give information about themselves to the police at the check post, so that the police can guide them. Can make proper security arrangements for them. It is noteworthy that the incident of gang rape of a foreign woman took place on the night of March 1 in Hansdiha police station area of ​​Dumka. The victim was going towards Bhagalpur via Dumka on bike with her husband. Before the market in Hansdiha police station area, she pitched a tent and slept in a deserted place in Kurumahat at night. Meanwhile, some youth reached there and raped the woman. The High Court took this incident seriously.

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