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‘News this Week’ will feature a weekly update of the important events of the city.
The section ‘Take Care’ highlights the special precautions that you should take to avoid crime and ensure your safety, especially during the festive season. Remember that your safety lies in your own hands and being a responsible citizen makes our task that much easier. Do spare some time to read it before you step out for your Puja festivities. ‘Hello , I am..’ introduces you to the members of our Police force – It gives you the humanitarian approach to knowing about our men in uniform. We begin this section with a Hello from our very own Police Commissioner, Mr Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti.
The various social and community works undertaken by the Police comprise the section ‘For Kolkata’ while ‘Celebrities’ and ‘Photo Gallery’ give us very interesting information, visual and factual about our beloved city.
Our grateful thanks to our friends for helping us to develop this site. This is an interactive forum and we look forward to your comments and suggestions in the days ahead. The success of this blog depends on you. Happy Puja.
Souls that never die
We will never forget you- Sgt BAPI SEN
Sgt. Bapi Sen laid his life for protecting citizen. The story goes like this:
It was 2002, going on 2003. Kolkata was celebrating New Year’s Eve. Bapi Sen (35) @ Bapi, son of Sri Narayan Chandra Sen of 27/164, Parnasree Central Government Quarters, Kolkata – 60, a Sergeant of Kolkata Police, posted to Traffic Department along with his five friends was slowly cruising along Park Street slowly in a Maruti Car 800 bearing No.WB-02F-4992 driven by one of his friends Ashoke Sengupta to watch the merriment.
Sometime later, when Sgt.Bapi Sen and his friends were returning by the said car along Nirmal Chandra Street and had reached Hind Cinema Hall around 01.30 A.M. on 01.01.2003, they saw an unknown woman sitting on the rear of a motorcycle and she was being teased by five people in a taxi (No.WB-01A-3450) and demanded that the lady be left alone. Sgt. Bapi Sen came out and protested against teasing by those five persons whose identities were later established as Constables of Reserve Force of Kolkata Police
Being protested they started assaulting Bapi Sen with feast, blows and kicks, the 35-year old fell on the road. His friends tried to save him from their clutch but to no effect. The miscreants continued to assault. In the meantime, the motorcyclist with the woman fled. So did the assailants in the taxi. Bapi Sen was first taken to the Medical College and then to Calcutta Medical Research Institute. Shortly after the incident he became unconscious and went into coma for the next five days. He died on the morning of 06.01.2003.
Trial was held in the Court of Shri Basudeb Mazumder, Ld.Judge, 12th Bench, City Session Court on and from 10.07.2003. Out of 43 witnesses, 41 were examined and cross-examined.
On 30.06.2004 the Learned Judge found each of the five accused persons guilty U/S 354/34 IPC and 302/34 IPC. The quantum of sentence against the accused were declared to be pronounced on 01.07.2004.
On 01.07.2004 the Ld.Judge sentenced each of the five accused persons to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.10,000/- ID to further imprisonment for one year U/S302/34 IPC.
The Ld.Court in his Judgment & Order passed in this case highly appreciated the manner of investigation done by S.I. A. Banerjee I.O. of the case and overall performance of Homicide Squad, Detective Department. The Ld.Judge further mentioned in his Judgment that “I am of the view that their acts come within the purview of rarest of the rare cases but at the same time after considering their submission and the age of the convicts at this stage I am of the view that justice would be met if I restrain myself from imposing capital punishment upon them and in such circumstances of the case Life Imprisonment is just and proper.”
Vinod Mehta laid his life to keep city peaceful.
A quarter century has passed but Vinod K. Mehta, DC, Port Division, is still remembered in the rank and file of Kolkata Police for the enormous courage that made him face this villains and also for the tragic end to this courage that would have probably won him a place in the pages of history.
It was one black morning on 18.03.1984 at around 11.45 A.M. some miscreants attacked V. K. Mehta, DC, Port Division, his guard, Constable Moktar Ali and others on Ramanajan Lane with bombs / brickbats and other lethal weapons. Mehta with Constable Moktar Ali, close on heels, faced these criminals who were equipped with lethal weapons. Faced with an attack, the duo along with other Policemen took shelter in side a mosque at Ramanajan Zone when the miscreants launched attack at the said mosque and demanded explanation from the Police Force. They were soon overpowered as the criminals took the mosque on seize and started hurling bombs. A Constable was injured. Mehta tried to escape through Battikal towards Garden Reach Road. Mehta took refuge in a house at 228/3, Battikal, but the killers follow him there. Moktar tried to save his superior’s life, but was dragged out and assaulted. His eyes were dug out, his revolver was snatched away and his limbs were chopped off. Moktar bled to death but the killers handn’t had enough with him. They set his body on fire.
By this time Mehta had managed to run off to another house in the neighbourhood at G 222, Battikal, but was soon spotted by the killer gang. They attacked him with sharp weapons and he died instantly. Stripping him of his uniform and shoes, the killers threw Meheta’s body into a canal. The IPS Officer’s body was recovered later from the Kutcha drain near premises No.F59, Attabag.
A specific case was started in connection with this incident and was presented before the Ld.Court of Shri N. K. Bhattacharjee, 9th Court, Additional Session Judge, Alipore.
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