DIG booked for rape in Mumbai

The model has alleged that the IPS officer had raped her when he was Additional Commissioner of Police.

| New Delhi | Updated: July 25, 2014 8:30:07 am

The Mumbai Police on Thursday booked Deputy Inspector General Sunil Paraskar for allegedly raping a model.

Paraskar is an IPS officer of the 1997 batch, and a state service promotee who currently holds the charge as Deputy Inspector General(Protection of Civil Right). The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch for investigation. According to police sources, the model approached Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria on Tuesday and submitted a written application claiming that Paraskar had raped her last year when he was holding the post of Additional Commissioner of Police (North Region).

On Thursday, a probe was initiated against him by the Crimes Against Women’s Cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch. “The complainant approached the Commissioner of Police on Tuesday with her complaint, and an offense registered on Wednesday. The complainant has said that one instance of molestation and one instance of rape occurred in the last quarter of 2013,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sadanand Date said.

Paraskar could not be contacted.

The victim also submitted a CD with a video recording of the alleged incident that took place in a hotel room in Malad.

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