Court orders probe into Pinki Pramanik’s rights violation allegation

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Kolkata: In a major relief for Pinki Pramanik, Calcutta High Court has ordered a probe into the allegations of human rights violation against the former athlete, who is accused of raping his former partner.

The court asked the government to file an affidavit against allegations of rights violation within two weeks.

The Calcutta High Court heard a PIL filed by RS Chattopadhyay against violation of athlete Pinki Pramanik`s human rights on Friday.

The retired middle distance runner arrested on June 14 has been accused of being male and of allegedly raping a live-in partner, a 30-year-old estranged woman.

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission had also directed the home, health and police departments to inquire into the alleged `inhuman torture` on Pramanik in police and jail custody and submit a report within two weeks.