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Senior Bureaucrat Jitendra Narain, Accused Of Rape, Suspended By Centre

The house ministry obtained a report concerning the alleged rape on October 16. (Representational)

Port Blair:

Senior bureaucrat Jitendra Narain, who has been accused of rape by a girl within the Andamans and Nicobar Islands, has been suspended by the centre. The 21-year-old girl alleged she was gang-raped by Narain, who was the then Chief Secretary of the islands, and one other bureaucrat, RL Rishi.

“The [Home] Ministry obtained a report on October 16 from Andaman and Nicobar Police concerning the alleged sexual assault of a woman by Jitendra Narain, IAS (AGMUT: 1990), the then Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and others,” the federal government mentioned in an announcement at this time.

AGMUT refers back to the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory cadre of the centre’s civil companies.

“Because the report indicated the opportunity of grave misconduct and misuse of official place on the a part of Jitendra Narain, the Dwelling Minister directed to take speedy strict motion in opposition to the officer involved as per regulation. Accordingly, Jitendra Narain has been positioned beneath suspension with speedy impact and disciplinary proceedings have been ordered in opposition to him,” the federal government mentioned.

The Dwelling Ministry mentioned the centre is dedicated to making sure zero tolerance in the direction of acts of indiscipline by its officers no matter their rank and standing, “particularly with regard to incidents involving the dignity of ladies”.

The police case was filed earlier this month. The lady alleged she was gang-raped twice, in April and Might this yr.

She has requested the police to protect the CCTV footage, which might be used as proof, of the property the place the previous Chief Secretary had been staying.

The lady mentioned she had been searching for a job and somebody launched her to RL Rishi by a resort proprietor, who allegedly took her to Jitendra Narain’s residence.

On the former Chief Secretary’s residence, the lady alleged she was supplied liquor, which she refused. She alleged the lads assured her of a authorities job after which gang-raped.

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