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Delhi Police official booked for rape


New Delhi: A Delhi Police assistant sub-inspector was booked for raping and making video clip of a woman.

On the order of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tarun Yogesh, police lodged a First Information Report (FIR) last week against ASI Varun Jha on charges of raping and criminally intimidating the woman.

The court order came on a plea of the woman who sought to register a case against Jha for raping her.

Considering the gravity of allegations against a police official, the court said the case be investigated by an officer of the rank of an Inspector, preferably a woman officer, and directed that the probe be carried out under the direct supervision of the assistant  commissioner of police (ACP) concerned.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that she met Jha about three years back and the two became friendly. She said on the promise of marrying her, the police official established a physical relationship by forcing her, despite her objection.

“Thereafter, Jha continued raping her every week or fortnight upon false promise of marrying her,” the woman said in her complaint. Later, Jha refused to marry her.

She said Jha made a video clip of their relationship on a mobile phone. He threatened to show the recording to her family if she tried to force him into marriage.

After hearing the complainant, the court directed police to register a case against Jha and conduct an investigation.

“I am of the considered opinion that present matter requires scientific and specialised investigation to be conducted by police to collect evidence of alleged offences,” Magistrate Yogesh said.