IAS officer accused of rape, police register case against him in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR/BILASPUR: An officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has been booked for rape.
The woman, who hails from Janjgir Champa district in the State, had alleged that the offier Janak Prasad Pathak who was posted as Collector in the district, had called him to the office with the promise to get her work for her non-governmenal organisation and then raped her in the office.
Acting on the complaint, the police have registered a case against Pathak under sections 376, 506 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The police had sought evidence to corroborate her allegation. Subsequently, she gave evidence including mobile chat records.
The accused had allegedly sent objectionable messages apart from obscene videos too, following which the case was registered. The complaint was made after a month because the woman said that it was not easy to get FIR registered when he was posted as Collector.
However, after he was shifted, the complaint was made. In the past, another IAS officer was booked for rape in Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh. It was long back in the year 2002. A tribal woman had lodged the FIR. Following a high-levle probe, case was registered. The rape survivor kept fighting and finally, the officer was arrested and jailed.