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Ex-Andaman chief secretary cries conspiracy after arrest in gang rape case | India News


WARNING: Police on Thursday arrested Andaman and Nicobar’s former chief secretary, Jitendra Narain, in a gang rape case filed against him and others by a 21-year-old woman, after claims His bail offer was rejected by the local court.
After his arrest, Narain testified that he was the victim of a conspiracy.
Shortly after the district verdict and the court hearings here, a group of policemen went to a private resort where Narain was staying and took him to the Police Line amid tight security.
After arresting him, the police took the senior IAS officer from there to the hospital for a checkup shortly after 7:30pm.
“I’m going to talk to you, you know, about conspiracy…fake and everything,” he told reporters as he emerged from the hospital about an hour and a half later.
A special investigation team (SIT) questioned Narain three times in connection with the case.
SIT was formed to investigate allegations that a 21-year-old woman in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was lured to the home of the chief secretary by promising a government job and then raped by officials. top including Narain there.
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the former Union territory secretary to move the trial court for a tentative bail and directed that the matter be decided by November 11.
Seeking advance bail for Narain, his adviser DC Kabir filed that Narin was cooperating with the investigation and should be released.
According to lawyer Phatick Chandra Das, the victim’s lawyer Phatick Chandra Das, Judge Subhashis Kumar Kar, District and Trial Judge asked himself on what grounds should he take it because of the bail application. before the arrest of two other defendants in the case was dismissed.
The judge is referring to Labor Commissioner RL Rishi and businessman Sandeep Singh alias Rinku. Rishi is also accused of raping the woman while Singh’s name is mentioned in the FIR as an accomplice in the case.
As Narain had been the main secretary of the archipelago for a considerable time and “his power and position could not be equated with that of a person of the lower classes,” the judge said.
“…the need for custodial questioning of the present petitioner cannot be ruled out in the interests of a fair and just investigation,” the order read.
The FIR was registered on 1 October when Narain was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Delhi Financial Group. The government suspended him on October 17 with immediate effect.
This woman stated in the FIR that because her father and stepmother were not taking care of her financial needs, she needed a job and was referred by several people to the labor commissioner because he was close to the secretariat. secretary at that time.
She also stated that the chief secretary had appointed “7,800 candidates” in various departments in the administration of the archipelago “on a referral basis only” and without any “official interviews”.
The woman alleged that she was lured to the home of the chief secretary with the promise of a government job, and then raped there on April 14 and May 1.

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