CIF personnel moved to Midnapore Police Lines

Last Updated: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 21:50

Midnapore: The personnel of the paramilitary Counter Insurgency Force, against whom allegations of molestation were levelled and whose barracks at Salua were set on fire by villagers, were on Friday sent on 15 days leave, police sources said.
They were thereafter moved to the Midnapore Police Lines, the sources said.

The top brass of CIF, the para-military Eastern Frontier
Rifles which is also headquartered at Salua, and the police
suggested winding up of the barracks altogether, they said.

EFR personnel yesterday took away four CIF personnel and
beat up others in their barracks which was set on fire by
villagers.

"The state government has decided to relocate the CIF
camp. The site will be finalised soon," Chief Secretary Samar
Ghosh told reporters in Kolkata.

Eight vehicles in the CIF barracks damaged in the fire
were shifted to Kharagpur in the district.

The CIF camp was taken over by the police led by SDPO
Dipak Sarkar.

Yesterday villagers blocked the Keshiary-Kharagpur state
highway demanding handing over of a CIF man accused of
molesting a girl, said to be the daughter of an EFR jawan, on
Tuesday night when she was returning home from tuition.

Earlier on February 24, 20 CIF men were injured in a clash
with EFR. The EFR had alleged that a CIF man had misbehaved
with women at a fair in the area.

The anti-Maoist CIF was set up last year on the lines of
the Greyhounds in Andhra Pradesh.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 21:50

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