Swimming coach remanded to six days police custody

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Mapusa: Mapusa Court on Sunday granted six days police custody to swimming coach Surajit Ganguly who is arrested for raping a minor swimmer in the coastal state.

The coach who was arrested in New Delhi on Friday was flown to Goa on Saturday late night after which he was taken to Mapusa police station, where the offence is booked against him.

“In the morning, he was produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class, Mapusa for the remand. He has been remanded to six days police custody,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Gajanan Prabhudesai said.

The accused was earlier granted three day transit remand by Tis Hajari Court in New Delhi.

Ganguly who was on the run since the case was filed against him was arrested on Friday at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi.

 On Friday,  Superintendent of Police (North) Utkrisht Prasoon had said that the accused who was on the run and travelling through different states was apprehended in New Delhi’s Kashmere gate area on Friday.

Goa police had sent teams to different locations to nab the accused, who has been on the run since the time case of rape, molestation, threatening and trespass was filed by minor’s father.

Prasoon had said that the father of the girl had approached Rishra Police Station in Hoogly district of West Bengal with the complaint against the  swimming coach.

The complaint had mentioned that the incident had happened at Mapusa in Goa. “After the complaint, North Goa District Police immediately sprung into action and Hoogly Police Station was contacted regarding the matter,” the SP had said.

The complaint was obtained from West Bengal via e-mail and FIR was immediately registered in the matter.

The accused has been booked for rape under section 506 of Indian Penal Code, Section 4 of POCSO and Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act.

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