Tamil Nadu: case registered against the special DGP accused of sexual assault

A few days after being removed from his post as Special DGP (Law and Order), the Tamil Nadu Crime Branch CID police registered a complaint against Rajesh Das, sexual harassment complaint of a female IPS agent.

A source said the case registered on Sunday, under IPC section 354 (insulting a woman’s modesty) and sections 3 (prohibition of harassment of woman) and 4 (punishment for harassment) de la femme) of the TN Prevention of Women Harassment Act. . The team will also investigate the role of Chengalpattu SP D Kannan IPS, who attempted to intercept the victim’s vehicle on February 22 as she traveled to Chennai to file an official complaint against Das.

Conversing with the Indian Express on Saturday, Das, who is now put on hold mandatory, said the complainant was politically motivated.

Even though a six-member committee was formed last Wednesday following the policewoman’s complaint, the decision to register a case came after the victim allegedly requested a criminal investigation using her legal provisions in this regard.

According to sources, the IAS agent lodged a complaint with the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police a few days ago, claiming that Das had misbehaved with her in his car.

A senior Home Office official familiar with the ongoing developments in the case said the victim’s written complaint named senior officers in the ranks of the IGP and DIG for their knowledge or for witnessing the killing. sequence of events or for colluding with the accused officer to prevent him from filing a complaint.

“The investigation will also examine the role of an IG rank officer for his alleged role in trying to influence the victim on behalf of the accused. The investigation will examine the sequence of events and the seemingly inappropriate transfer orders against two junior officers for being close to the victim, ”the official said.

The National Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has also taken cognizance of the issue suo motu and requested a detailed report in two weeks from DGP Tripathy.