Kolkata: A person accused of molesting a woman was arrested on Sunday night in New Alipore, within five minutes of police getting information regarding the same.According to police, on Sunday night at around 8:55 pm, a woman from N S Road in New Alipore called up the police control room in Lalbazar and alleged that a person, who works as a security guard of a building, tried to outrage her modesty. Immediately, the information was conveyed to New Alipore police station and officers there were asked to take prompt action. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWithin five minutes, police personnel from New Alipore police station rushed to the spot and arrested the accused security guard, identified as Suresh Singh. He has been booked under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC. A few days ago on June 30, a youth was arrested for allegedly clicking pictures of a young woman inside a running bus. The woman called up the police control room at 10:08 am and stated that a youth was clicking her picture while she was traveling in a bus which was moving towards Sealdah. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaImmediately, all traffic police personnel, police stations and divisional mobile vans were informed and instructed to intercept the bus. At 10:15 am, traffic police personnel of Sealdah traffic guard saw the bus in front of NRS Hospital. When police intercepted the bus, they found that the youth was being manhandled by other passengers. The woman who had called up the police control room was also there inside the bus. The accused youth, identified as Md. Khan of Kulgachhia in Howrah, was detained and handed over to Muchipara police station.
Expressing his solidarity with the people and the Government of Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said a peace process in the country is the only path to ensure Afghanistan’s stability. “The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” his spokesperson said.The UN Security Council also condemned what it called “heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks.” In a press statement, the 15-member Council stressed to need to bring those responsible, including financiers and sponsors, to justice.The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack.Earlier in the day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly denounced the terrorist bombing earlier Thursday of the Shi’a cultural centre in Kabul, calling the “targeted attack” on civilians yet another despicable crime in a year marked by unspeakable atrocities.“Crimes like today’s strengthen our resolve to work with all Afghans who want peace to return to their country in 2018,” said Toby Lanzer, the acting head of UNAMA.The attack occurred in Kabul’s Qalai Nazir neighbourhood, a predominantly Shi’a Muslim area, hitting the Tabayan Cultural Centre where civilians had gathered to commemorate a national day. So far, about 100 casualties have been reported, including scores of civilians killed. There are, however, fears the number may rise. Preliminary findings also indicate many children among the casualties. Human rights teams from the UN Mission are on the ground to establish the facts.