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I wrote what I saw in Bastar, ready to fight for truth, says Chhattisgarh jail officer Varsha Dongre

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RAIPUR: Varsha Dongre, the Chhattisgarh prison department official who was suspected after a Facebook post over alleged torture with tribal girls by police in Chhattisgarh, has said that she had written what she had seen in Bastar.

"I don't support violence of any kind, neither Maoists' nor policemen's, but when there is harassment of ordinary people, someone needs to speak about it so that the way to resolve the issue can be found", she says in her reply as reported in local media.

Dongre says that officials aren't supposed to hide facts and true situation. "When there was scam in Chhattisgarh public service commission, I fought till the end and eventually got justice". She has said that she didn't write it for publicity or to create sensation.

Dongre says that Jail DG has suspended her for 'irresponsibly sharing misinformation and remaining absent on duty, while the inquiry officer has asked her to send her reply over social media post.

"I was asked to reply within two days and I had sent a 376 page reply but even before my response, they surprisingly found that my post was misleading, without bothering to check facts and reading my reply", media report quoted her.

She insists that she hasn't broken any rule of civil services conduct and has written everything within the ambit of constitution and law. Dongre was posted in Raipur central jail. After suspension, she has been attacked to the Ambikapur prison in Chhattisgarh.

Earlier, her post went viral on social media, especially, Facebook and WhatsApp. She had mentioned that she had seen torture of minor tribal girls at the hands of security forces.

She had mentioned that she was shocked to find two minor girls who were stripped in police station and tortured. In her long post, she had questioned how tribals are being forced to change their lifestyle because of 'capitalist forces'.