A deputy police inspector and a police officer were suspended for allegedly allowing a lawyer accused of sexually harassing a law student and her friend, an activist, to force a female friend of the police station at the police station. victim to sign a document closing a sexual harassment case.
Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar suspended Deputy Police Inspector Srikala KT and Constable Pramod, pending investigation.
The law student, who was doing an internship in the office of KSN Rajesh, special prosecutor of the Lokayukta, lodged a complaint on October 18 with the police station for women accusing the latter of having sexually harassed her in his office on September 25. .
The police are still looking for Rajesh, who is said to be on the run. He was convicted of offenses punishable under sections 376, 376 (2) (f), 376 (2) (k), 376 (c), 354 (A), 354 (B), 354 (C), 354 (D), 506, 384, 388 and 389 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
On the same day, the victim’s friend, who worked in Rajesh’s office, filed a complaint against Pavitra Acharya, president of Ashok Nagar Jagruta Mahila Vedike, accusing the latter of having taken her (the victim’s friend ) at the Urwa police station on October 14 and forcing him, on behalf of Rajesh, to sign a document denying the occurrence of the incident. This case was registered for violations of Articles 363, 384, 504 and 506 of the IPC.
Following a preliminary investigation report by Deputy (Central) Police Commissioner PA Hegde, Mr. Kumar ordered the suspension of the two officers. Mr Kumar told reporters that the two police officers failed in their duty in preventing an accused and his supporters from settling disputes at the police station, he said.
Mr. Kumar said the police arrested Pavitra.