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NCW takes cognisance of UP incident, write to UP DGP for action

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New Delhi, July 10 (MNN) The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo motu cognizance of an incident in Uttar Pradesh, wherein a woman was attacked and misbehaved with and her saree pulled in Lakhimpur Kheri district.

The Commission took action after it was tagged on Twitter on a video clip of two men pulling a woman proposer by her sari during nominations for the post of block chairperson.

NCW said on Saturday that its Chairperson Rekha Sharma had written to the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police to immediately intervene in the matter and take strict action against the men involved.

After the Commission’s letter to the DGP, the two men were arrested and six cops were suspended.

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