Khunti (Jharkhand): One ias officer A trainee IIT student was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a trainee IIT student during a dinner party in Jharkhand’s Khunti district last week. A local court sent the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), an officer of Khunti Syed Riaz Ahmed, to judicial custody for 14 days.
The woman was initially booked under sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC following a complaint lodged by the Superintendent of Police. it was done. has gone. Aman Kumar told PTI.
Accused arrested, sent to judicial custody
The SDM was taken into custody on Monday night after a case was registered in the women’s police station. He was arrested during the day after another charge was made under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force with intent to outrage woman’s modesty). This is a non-bailable offence.
SDM sexually harassed girl student when she was alone
Kumar said eight engineering students of an IIT, including a woman, had come from outside the state for training in Khunti. They attended the dinner organized at the Deputy Development Commissioner’s residence on Saturday. He said that the guests including students were served liquor at the party.
When the SDM found her alone, he allegedly sexually assaulted her, she told the police in a statement. The SP said that the police prima facie found the allegation to be true when Ahmed and some guests who attended the party were questioned. An investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party, expressing outrage over the incident, took to the streets against the now arrested SDM of Khunti, Ahmed and demanded his immediate sacking, saying he has earned notoriety for Jharkhand. BJP state president and MP Deepak Prakash told PTI, this is shameful, disgusting and unimaginable.
He said: “This conduct of an administrative officer is unforgivable and a blot on Jharkhand and an insult to women. The image of the state has been tarnished.” BJP workers led by state president of BJP Mahila Morcha Aarti Kujur reached Khunti and burnt an effigy of the officer at Netaji Chowk.
(with PTI input)