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Dy SP booked for rape; ‘victim’ says he promised job,marriage

A provincial police service (PPS) officer,who was posted as deputy SP in Amethi district till Monday,has been booked for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl,police said Tuesday.

A provincial police service (PPS) officer,who was posted as deputy SP in Amethi district till Monday,has been booked for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl,police said Tuesday.

Vipul Kumar Srivastava was transferred from the post of circle officer of Musafirkhana in Amethi late Monday and was appointed as deputy SP in Crime Branch-CID at Lucknow,after an FIR was lodged against him under IPC 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Amethi Superintendent of Police Hira Lal said an FIR has been lodged at Mahila police station on the complaint of the girl,a resident of Musafirkhana area where Srivastava,a 1993-batch PPS officer,was posted.

The girl and her family had met the SP on Monday and submitted the complaint to him. Her father said that the girl had got in touch with Srivastava in September when she dialled his official number while saving it in her mobile phone along with other government officials’ numbers.

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He alleged that Srivastava repeatedly called on his daughter’s mobile phone for two days and later started talking to her. He claimed that Srivastava promised to marry her and get her a job.

He said his daughter,who has passed 12th this year,was asked by Srivastava to go to Lucknow to join a job last month. “Srivastava took her to a hotel in Lucknow on November 24 and raped her. She was kept in the hotel for over four hours,” the father of the girl told The Indian Express over phone.

While Srivastava could not be reached despite repeated attempts,the girl’s father alleged that the deputy SP did not provide any job to his daughter and instead threatened to get her family members killed if she divulged anything about her harassment. “It was after she reached home and told us about the threats from Srivastava that we approached the police,” said the father.

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Amethi Additional SP Munna Lal,who is investigating the case,said the girl’s medical examination has been conducted and the reports are awaited.

In Lucknow,IG (Special Task Force) Ashish Gupta said further action will be taken as per the findings of the investigation.

First published on: 04-12-2013 at 04:10 IST
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