Senior IAS Jitendra Narain Suspended By Centre On Rape Charges


New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Jitendra Narain has been suspended on Monday by the government with immediate effect for allegedly raping a woman in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The ministry in a statement said the government was committed to ensuring zero-tolerance towards acts of indiscipline by its officials irrespective of their rank and status, especially with regard to incidents involving the dignity of women.

The ministry received a report on Sunday from the Andaman and Nicobar Police regarding the alleged sexual assault of a lady by Narain, when he was serving as chief secretary of the archipelago, and others.

An FIR has been registered and action in the criminal case is being taken separately by the Special Investigation Team of the Andaman and Nicobar Police.

As the report indicated the possibility of grave misconduct and misuse of official position on the part of Narain, an IAS of the AGMUT cadre of the 1990 batch, Union Home Minister Amit Shah directed immediate strict action against the officer concerned as per the law.

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