Ex-Andaman CS grilled for second day over gangrape cost
Former chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jitendra Narain was on Saturday grilled for the second consecutive day in reference to the alleged gangrape of a 21-year-old lady, an official stated.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Andaman and Nicobar Police began questioning the senior official round 11 AM at Police Lines in Port Blair.
The interrogation was underway for greater than six hours.
Narain was introduced contained in the Police Lines premises by a rear gate to keep away from protesters. The apply was adopted on Friday in addition to agitators carrying placards staged a protest on the fundamental gate.
The SIT, headed by senior IPS officer Monika Bhardwaj of the Andaman and Nicobar Police, had questioned Narain for over eight hours on Friday.
The investigation staff was constituted to probe allegations that the lady was lured to the chief secretary’s residence with the promise of a authorities job after which raped by high officers together with Narain.
Labour Commissioner R L Rishi was additionally accused of raping the lady whereas a police inspector and a resort proprietor had been named within the FIR as accomplices within the crime.
The police inspector was additionally interrogated by the SIT on Friday.
Narain is being stored at personal resort right here. The senior official arrived right here to face questioning following a Calcutta High Court order.
The FIR was registered on October 1 when Narain was posted because the chairman and managing director of the Delhi Financial Corporation. The authorities suspended him on October 17 with quick impact.
The lady stated as her father and stepmother didn’t care for her monetary wants, she wanted a job and was launched by some individuals to the labour commissioner as he was near the then chief secretary.
She claimed within the FIR that the chief secretary appointed “7,800 candidates” in numerous departments within the administration of the islands “on the basis of recommendation only” and with none “formal interview”.
The lady alleged that she was lured to the chief secretary’s dwelling with the promise of a authorities job, after which raped there on April 14 and May 1.
A trip bench of the Calcutta High Court comprising justices Bibek Chaudhuri and Prasenjit Biswas has granted interim safety towards arrest to Narain until a date that shall be fastened by the circuit bench in Port Blair on November 14, on its first date of sitting after the Durga Puja trip.
The court docket additionally famous that Narain, who was transferred to Delhi on July 21, has declared that he’s prepared and keen to cooperate with the investigation.
A joint staff of law enforcement officials from Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Delhi had raided the home of Narain on October 18, following which he filed an utility earlier than the Delhi High Court praying for transit anticipatory bail.
A single bench of the Delhi High Court granted interim safety from arrest to Narain until October 28.
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