Jaipur rape victim records statement; IAS officer ‘missing’

The statement of the 23-year-old civil services aspirant, who had accused senior IAS officer B. B. Mohanty of repeatedly raping her, was recorded before a Metropolitan Magistrate here under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on Tuesday.

The alleged victim also moved an application in the court requesting security.

The police had on Saturday registered a first information report, following orders from a court, against the accused. The police has not been able to trace the officer since then. His family, however, maintains he is being framed.

Mr. Mohanty, an Additional Chief Secretary rank officer, is currently posted as chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal.

The victim, who lives in a hostel near a flat owned by Mr. Mohanty, alleged that the officer had started sexually assaulted her in February and then continued to exploit her on the pretext of helping her clear the civil services examination.


Heroes and Zeroes


Eliyas George: On Success Track

Ever since he took over as MD of Kochi Metro Rail, all eyes are on George. The IAS officer has taken a prudent stand—come what may, the project will be implemented on time. For this, he is working closely with Metro Man E Sreedharan.

Ranjit Sinha: Force Multiplier

The Bihar cadre IPS officer made headlines in May following his attempts to free CBI, which he is heading, from political interference. His admission that law minister Ashwini Kumar vetted coal scam report led to the latter’s exit from the Cabinet.

Durga Shakti Nagpal: Bright and Upright

The young IAS officer took on sand mafia in UP’s Gautam Budh Nagar. She was sacked for allegedly demolishing an under-construction mosque. It triggered outrage, compelling the government to revoke the suspension. 

 Zohra Chaterjee: Fighting Spirit

Known as a soldier-bureaucrat, a hard taskmaster and decisive, the UP cadre IAS officer—as chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Group on coal block allocation—penalised mines that were not adhering to norms. 

 Girish SN: Champion of the Disabled

As DM and Collector of Cuttack, the 36-year-old single-handedly created a movement for empowerment of persons with disabilities. As regards this, Cuttack was adjudged the best district in the country and Girish received an award from the President.

 T P Senkumar: The Tough Cop

The crucial role of Kerala’s DGP (Intelligence) led to a strong drive against the suspected CPI(M) killers of T P Chandrasekharan. He was also the automatic choice of the UDF when Alexander Jacob was shunted from the top of Prisons Department.

Rakesh Singh: Redefining Bureaucracy

The Punjab Chief Secretary has created a precedent of compulsory retirement of officers who have become deadwood for the system. He has also been applauded for securing investment for the state. 

 Akhileswar Singh: Enemy of the Reds

The SP of Malkangiri, the Maoist hotbed of Odisha, launched an ambush in the wee hours of September 14 which left 13 ultras dead in what was the biggest success for the Odisha Police against the outlawed outfit.


 Sashi Karnavat: Tending the Self

In September, a Madhya Pradesh court charged this IAS officer of 1999 batch with swindling government funds of `35 lakh. She was awarded five years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of `50 lakh for violating government norms in awarding tender to a private company in 1999.

Bashir Ahmad Khan: Landing in Trouble

The J&K cadre IAS officer was arrested on September 23 in connection with the Gulmarg land lease scam. The case was unearthed by State Vigilance Organisation in 2009, which revealed that accused had violated government land lease norms to benefit private companies.

Godala Kiran Kumar: A Different Development

The IAS officer of West Bengal cadre landed in jail for allegedly siphoning off `80 crore while serving as the chief executive officer of Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority during 2011-2013. However, Kumar was granted bail later.

A Firoz: The Solar Heat

Information and Public Relations Director A Firoz was suspended for his alleged links with the main accused in Kerala’s solar panel scandal. He eveaded arrest for one month but finally surrendered after the high court rejected his anticipatory plea.

Tomin J Thachankary: Man of Many Taints

The 1987 batch IPS officer was in the news after the Kerala government dropped the move to promote him as ADGP. He courted many a controversy—charges of terrorist links, amassing disproportionate assets and running benami business.

Tom Jose: Thrown Off Track

The IAS officer was removed from the helm of Kochi Metro Rail Corporation. His letter to the Centre on Metroman E Sreedharan’s role was dubbed as “an attempt to remove Sreedharan to facilitate malpractice”.

Alexander Jacob: Faceless over Facebook

The Facebook updates of undertrials of TP Chandrasekharan murder case invited widespread criticism in Kerala against the gross indiscipline in jails, and the DGP (Prisons) had to lose his post.


Shivalinga Murthy: Mine of Graft

As director of Karnataka’s Mines and Geology Department, the  IAS officer was arrested by the  CBI for abusing his official  position to benefit a private  mining company in 2009.









Hon’ble Delhi High Court order restraining Indian Maid (Ms. Shanti Gurung) from pursuing torture case in U.S. against an Indian Foreign Service officer(Ms. Neena) posted there and her husband Mr. Jogesh Malhotra for allegedly subjecting her to torture and withholding her wages when she was working at their official residence in that country does not seem justified. Will these legal proceedings in New Delhi (India) not add more agony to the poor lady (Ms. Gurung)? Is Government of India’s approach not biased against the Mr. Gurung, Maid and in favour of Mr. Neena, IFS? Why Government of India is not raising all pleas available to it in law before the U.S. Court instead of raising them in Hon’ble Delhi High Court? Are present proceedings by the Government of India do not amount to abuse of the process of the Hon’ble Court? When Mighty and Powerful Government would learn to stand by the side of the weak and exploited? I am willing to offer my legal services, all free of costs, to Ms.Shanti Gurung, if she so desires.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate
483 Block II Lawyers Chambers
Delhi High Court New Delhi-110003
18 March 2012

Civil Servants in the firing line, say Maoists

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry’s strategy of using district collectors as part of the security grid to fight Maoists in Chhattisgarh has put civil administrators in the firing line of the ultras.

Till now, the naxals had only targeted state police machinery and security forces and spared senior civil servants. Perhaps for the first time, the Maoists made their intention clear while justifying the abduction of Sukma district Collector Alex Paul Menon.

Secretary of South Bastar region of CPI (Maoists) said that district collectors were leading the anti-Maoists campaign in the red zone. Read More>>>


Govt: CBI registers 31 graft cases against IAS, IPS officers

New Delhi, May 8: As many as 31 corruption cases were registered by the CBI against IAS and IPS officers since 2011, the Government said on Wednesday. “According to the information provided by the CBI, 31 cases (26 regular cases and five preliminary enquiries) have been registered against IAS and IPS officers in the country during the last two years i.e. 2011 and current year 2012 (up to March 31, 2013),” Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Lok Sabha in a written reply. Of these 31 cases, 13 have been disposed from investigation or enquiry and 18 of them are at different stage of investigation, he said. The CBI is awaiting sanction for prosecution in eight cases. There are also disciplinary cases against 82 officers of Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service. According to All India Services (Disciplinary and Appeal) Rules, 1969, only such disciplinary cases against IAS and IPS officers working in the state government that have imposition of penalty of dismissal from service, removal from service, and compulsory retirement are referred to the central government. Besides, disciplinary cases in respect of all IAS and IPS officers on deputation at the Centre are dealt by the central government. “Presently, there are disciplinary cases against 47 such IAS officers and 35 such IPS officers,” Narayanasamy added.



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