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.

1 min read
Women protest against sexual harassment in India. Image used for representational purposes only.

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.

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!