Goa Police Gets Transit Remand Of Swimming Coach Surajit Ganguly

Surajit Ganguly would be flown to Goa and produced before a children's court

Goa Police Gets Transit Remand Of Swimming Coach Surajit Ganguly

Surajit Ganguly was employed with the Goa Swimming Association

Panaji:

A court in Delhi on Saturday granted Goa police the transit custody of swimming coach Surajit Ganguly, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl training with him, till September 10, the police said.

Ganguly, who was on the run since the case was registered, was arrested from Kashmiri Gate area in New Delhi on Friday.

"The accused was produced before Tis Hajari court in New Delhi which remanded him in a three-day transit remand of Goa police this noon," deputy superintendent of police, Gajanan Prabhudesai, told news agency PTI.

He said Ganguly would be flown to Goa and produced before a children's court later in the day.

Ganguly was employed with the Goa Swimming Association when the alleged incident took place in Mapusa.

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Father of the girl had approached Rishra police station in Hooghly district of West Bengal against Ganguly, a senior police officer had said.

He said the police had obtained a complaint from West Bengal police via e-mail and registered an FIR.

Charges against Ganguly include -- Punishment for criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and Goa Children's Act.