Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today assured West Bengal Congress leaders to initiate steps, including sending a National Commission for Women (NCW) team to probe the cases of atrocities on women in the state.
His assurance came after a delegation of Pradesh Congress Committee, headed by PCC President Pradip Bhattacharya, met Dr Singh at the Raj Bhavan and apprised him of the ‘deteriorating law and orders situation’, including the increasing rate of crimes against women.
“We appraised him about the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, including the recurring instances of attacks on women. We also told him about how the state Government has either remained a mute spectator or preferred to play to the galleries,” Mr Bhattacharya told reporters after the meeting at Raj Bhavan.
He said the PM had assured them of sending an NCW team to West Bengal to probe the cases of atrocities and crimes against women after he was informed how the state Government had refused to send reports sought by the NCW. “He said he will also try sending a central team to investigate all such matters,” the PCC chief said.