Port Blair: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) questioned former chief secretary of Andaman as well as Nicobar Islands Jitendra Narain for over eight hrs below on Friday about the supposed gang rape of a woman, an official stated.
The SIT of the authorities was constituted to probe into claims that a 21-year-old lady in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was tempted to the chief secretary’s residence by guaranteeing a government job and afterward raped by top officials including Narain there.
Labour Commissioner R L Rishi was also accused of raping the woman while an authorities examiner and also a resort owner was called in the FIR as accomplices in the criminal activity.
The cop’s inspector was also questioned by the rest on Friday.
Narain was offered the Cops Lines in the early morning for the examination which lasted over 8 hours, the authorities said.
He was taken inside the Authorities Lines in Port Blair through a back door to staying clear of militants.
“A heinous criminal offense was devoted versus the woman. We desire justice for her,” a militant, carrying a placard denouncing Narain as a ‘rapist’, said.
The previous principal secretary left the premises making use of the exact same door after the doubting ended.
There is a possibility that Narain, who is remaining in an exclusive resort here, will be smoked once more on Saturday, according to a source.
The senior official showed up right here to face wondering about complying with a Calcutta High Court order.
The FIR was registered on October 1 when Narain was uploaded as the chairman and also managing director of the Delhi Financial Corporation. The government suspended him on October 17 with immediate impact.
The female said as her father and stepmother did not take care of her monetary requirements, she required work as well as was introduced by some people to the work commissioner as he was close to the then primary secretary.
She claimed in the FIR that the chief secretary appointed “7,800 prospects” in different departments in the administration of the islands “on the basis of suggestion just” and also with no “formal interview”.
The female alleged that she was lured to the principal secretary’s home with the promise of a government job, and afterward raped there on April 14 and also May 1.
A holiday bench of the Calcutta High Court comprising justices Bibek Chaudhuri and Prasenjit Biswas has actually given acting security versus arrest to Narain till a day that will be taken care of by the circuit bench in Port Blair on November 14, on its initial date of sitting after the Durga Puja trip.
The court likewise kept in mind that Narain, that was moved to Delhi on July 21, has declared that he is ready as well as happy to accept the examination.
A joint group of policemen from Andaman and also Nicobar Islands as well as Delhi had actually plundered your home of Narain on October 18, adhering to which he submitted an application prior to the Delhi High Court praying for transit awaiting bail.
A single bench of the Delhi High Court gave acting defense from arrest to Narain till October 28.
At the same time, Andaman & Nicobar Islands BJP president Ajoy Bairagi condemned the incident involving Narain and demanded that the SIT conduct a fair and also neutral probe right into the matter.
“The BJP condemns such events as well as desires great administration in these gorgeous Islands,” he said.