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Major action of Home Ministry suspended IAS officer accused of rape

The Union Home Ministry on Monday suspended senior IAS officer Jitendra Narayan, accused of rape in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with immediate effect. Ashutosh Agnihotri (UT Division), Joint Secretary, Union Home Ministry said, “The Union Home Ministry today suspended Jitendra Narayan, a 1990 batch IAS officer and the then Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with immediate effect for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. have make. He said that the Union Home Minister has directed to take strict action against the concerned officer as per law. Agnihotri further said, the Central Government is committed to ensure zero tolerance to the indiscipline acts of its officers, irrespective of their rank. A separate FIR is being registered in the criminal case by the SIT of Andaman and Nicobar Police.

Earlier on Saturday, a SIT was constituted by the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police to investigate. The twenty-one-year-old girl had written to former chief secretary Jitendra Narayan and labor commissioner R.L. Rishi has been accused of gang rape. The police had registered a case in early October on the complaint of the girl.

SIT constituted under the chairmanship of Senior Superintendent of Police
A case has been registered at Aberdeen Police Station. A Special Investigation Team headed by a Senior Superintendent of Police was constituted on Saturday to probe the serious allegations against Narayan. Narayan is currently posted as the Chairman and Managing Director of Delhi Financial Corporation.

Case sub-judice, cannot comment: accused Narayan
Regarding the matter, the IAS officer had said on Saturday that he cannot comment on the issue as the matter is sub-judice. The woman had lodged a complaint with the police on August 21. In it, he twice gave a detailed account of the alleged sexual assault on him in April and May. The woman had requested to preserve the CCTV footage of the then chief secretary’s residence for proof. He has also requested for ‘Test Identification Parade’ of the employees present at the officer’s residence.

Accused of raping on the pretext of job
The young woman claimed that she was looking for a job and was introduced to Rishi through a hotel owner who allegedly took her to Narayan’s house. According to the girl, she was offered liquor at Narayan’s residence, which she refused. The young woman claimed that he was promised a government job, but was later sexually assaulted by both the men.

Threatening the girl – if told to anyone, there will be serious consequences
Two weeks later, when the girl alleged, she was again called to the chief secretary’s residence and raped again. According to the woman, instead of giving her a government job, she was threatened with dire consequences if she told the matter to anyone.