Delhi court gives transit remand to disgraced swimming coach Surjit Ganguly


New Delhi: Swimming coach Surajit Ganguly who has been arrested for raping a minor swimmer was taken into custody by Goa Police by producing him before a Court in New Delhi.

Ganguly who was on the run since the case was filed against him was arrested on Friday at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi.

“The accused was produced before Tis Hajari Court in New Delhi and three day long transit remand has been obtained by Goa Police,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Gajanan Prabhudesai said.

He said that the accused would be flown to Goa today (Saturday) after which he would be produced before Children’s Court to get further remand.

On Friday,  Superintendent of Police (North) Utkrisht Prasoon had said that the accused who was on the run and travelling through different states was apprehended in New Delhi’s Kashmere gate area on Friday.

Goa police had sent teams to different locations to nab the accused, who has been on the run since the time case of rape, molestation, threatening and trespass was filed by minor’s father.

Prasoon had said that the father of the girl had approached Rishra Police Station in Hoogly district of West Bengal with the complaint against the  swimming coach.

The complaint had mentioned that the incident had happened at Mapusa in Goa. “After the complaint, North Goa District Police immediately sprung into action and Hoogly Police Station was contacted regarding the matter,” the SP had said.

The complaint was obtained from West Bengal via e-mail and FIR was immediately registered in the matter.

The accused has been booked for rape under section 506 of Indian Penal Code, Section 4 of POCSO and Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act.