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Gang rape case: SIT starts interrogation of former chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair. A special investigation team of police ‘SIT’ on Saturday questioned former chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jitendra Narayan in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 21-year-old girl. According to a police official, the SIT started questioning Narayan at 11 am at the police lines here, which is continuing.

Jitendra Narayan was questioned by the SIT, led by senior Andaman and Nicobar Police officer Monika Bhardwaj, for nearly eight hours on Friday. The victim has alleged that she was called to the house of the then Chief Secretary Narayan on the pretext of giving him a government job and was raped by top officials including Narayan. In the FIR registered in the case, Labor Commissioner RL Rishi has also been made accused of raping the woman, while the police inspector and hotel owner have been accused of aiding in the crime. The SIT had also questioned the police inspector on Friday.

Narayan was suspended on October 17 as soon as the report was filed
An FIR was lodged against Narayan on October 1, when he was transferred as the chairman and managing director of the Delhi Finance Corporation. The government suspended him with immediate effect on October 17.

The girl was raped by the allurement of a job
The woman has claimed in the FIR that the Chief Secretary has appointed “7800 candidates” in various departments of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration on the basis of mere recommendation without any “formal interview”. The victim alleges that she was called to the chief secretary’s residence by luring her with a government job and was raped on April 14 and May 1.

Tags: Andaman and Nicobar, Gang Rape

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