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Rape case filed against IFS officer cancelled finding it false

Dec 5, 2010

NEW DELHI: An IFS officer posted in the ministry of external affairs (MEA) was accused of raping his domestic help here but investigators said the FIR has been withdrawn after they found that it was a "false case".

This was the second case registered against an IFS officer in the past one week on charges of raping a domestic help, the other being the one filed against Ketan Shukla, a 1986-batch officer, by his servant who claimed that he sexually assaulted her in Kenya where he was posted.

In the latest case, police sources said, a woman approached Parliament Street Police Station on November 29 claiming that a Director-level officer of 1991 batch allegedly raped her after serving her sweets laced with sedatives on November two.

She claimed in her complaint that she became unconscious after having the sweets and when she woke up, she realized that she was sexually assaulted.

Following this, a case of rape (Section 376 of IPC) and administering stupefying drug with the intent to cause hurt (Section 328) was registered against the IFS officer.

The woman was taken to a government hospital for medical examination but the tests did not confirm sexual assault, the sources said.

"After our investigations, it came to light it was a false case and we withdrew the case against the officer," a senior police official said adding, no action has been taken against the woman so far.

Earlier on December three, Delhi Police had registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation against Shukla, presently posted in Ahmedabad, following a complaint by his domestic help.

The 22-year-old woman hailing from Jharkhand had claimed that Shukla had sexually assaulted her during their stay in Kenya where he was working at the Indian mission as its Deputy High Commissioner. Shukla, who was posted there between 2007 and 2010, has denied the allegations.

Source: TimesofIndia

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