SP Booked for Allegedly Sexually Harassing Cop’s Minor Daughter

The IPS officer allegedly sexually harassed the teenager inside a room of his home at the district HQ town.

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An FIR has been registered on Sunday, 5 January, against the Superintendent of Police of a hill district in Assam under the POCSO Act on the charge of sexually harassing a minor daughter of another senior police officer during a new year party.

The SP threw the party on 31 December 2019 in which a senior lady police official went with her teenage daughter, sources said on Sunday.

The IPS officer allegedly sexually harassed the teenager in an inebriated condition inside a room of his official bungalow at the district headquarter town.

The girl's mother, who is a senior Assam Police Services officer, lodged a complaint along with her daughter at the All Women Police Station and "a case was registered on 3 January under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," a police source said.

The girl's statement has already been recorded but whether the SP has been questioned is not yet clear.

At the Crime & Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) website, the status of the FIR has been blocked with a message, "Case considered to be sensitive, cannot be displayed."

CCTNS is a project of the central government for creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-governance.

When contacted, Guwahati Police Joint Commissioner Debraj Upadhyay said he is "not in a position to reply as I am busy with the security of (Sunday's) Twenty20 match" between India and Sri Lanka.

Phone calls made to the SP and the lady officer remained unanswered.

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