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Posted on Nov 12, 06:16PM | UNI
Police today submitted a chargesheet against Asian Games medal-winning athlete Pinki Pramanik for alleged rape, intimidation, assaulting and torturing of a 30-year-old woman.
The chargesheet filed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court here in North 24 Parganas on behalf of the Baguiati police station that registered the case on June 14, was submitted along with a medical report of a gender determination test that Pinki underwent.
The report was prepared by an eight-member medical board of the SSKM Hospital.
The chargesheet claimed, quoting the medical report, that Pinki was found 'male' and capable of application of sex with a female partner.
'Thus, the complaint lodged by the de-facto complainant (Anamika Acharya with whom the accused would live together) was established,' assistant public prosecutor in the case Shantamoy Basu told mediapersons.
Incidentally, following the complaint filed by Anamika Acharya, an estranged woman, also a mother of a child, the eminent athlete was arrested and kept behind bars at the Dum Dum Central Correctional Home under judicial custody for about 24 days.
Later, Pinki was granted a conditional bail on July 10 by District and Sessions Court Judge Nirmal Chandra Ghosal.
While considering the bail petition on July 10, the District and Sessions Judge observed that the allegation of rape against Pinki by Anamika in the FIR and her successive confession before the magistrate stood untenable since she was an adult woman having a daughter.
The court also maintained following preliminary medical tests that the allegation of rape could not be entertained primarily since the accused did not have capacity of application of sex and there was no chance of penetrative sex.
However, continuing with the investigation, police finally filed the chargesheet in the case against Pinki Pramanik along with the final report of the medical board on which the sub-divisional court entrusted the power to examine and find the gender of the accused.
Police said they had not only acquired the medical report but also other relevant documents concerning the allegations labelled against the accused by Anamika, which would subsequently be produced before the sessions court during trails.
The trials would be held after framing charges on the basis of the chargesheet filed by the police.