statesman news service
RAIGANJ, 28 JUNE: In protest against the anti-social activities in the locality, a section of women of Nawapara in Raiganj staged an agitation in the premises of Raiganj police station in North Dinajpur district last night. They met Mr Dinesh Pramanik, IC Raiganj police station, with an urge to take measures to stop the sale of hooch and gambling in the locality. Otherwise, they threatened to start a movement against police.
Ms Sufala Barman of Nowapara said: "Most of the male members of Nowapara are daily wage labourers. In our village there are some hooch sellers and some houses are conducting gambling. Every day in the evening anti-socials from different places assemble in our village to consume hooch and gamble. The men of our village are trapped by them and girls and women are teased. The occurance of theft and snatching have also increased. In spite of informing police, they failed to take action against them, forcing us to stage the agitation. If they do not take measures against them, the women of our village will destroy the hooch selling units for the sake of our safety."
The IC, Raiganj police station, Mr Dinesh Pramanik, said: "We have heard the crisis of the village from the women. In order to stop gambling and selling of hooch we have already started raids in the villages."