A senior Army officer, posted at Artillery Centre in Nashik, was arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old mentally-challenged woman at his residence in Deolali Camp.
Colonel Vinod Sahani, posted in depot battery at Artillery Centre, was formally placed under arrest late last night after the woman’s parents lodged a complaint in this regard, ACP (Division I), Atul Zende, said on Sunday.
He was produced before a Nashik Road court, which remanded him in police custody till May 5, Zende said.
Sahni was initially detained by police after booking him under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The officer has been staying with his family at his private flat located in Deolali Camp area.
The incident took place on April 30 when Sahani forcibly took the woman, also a resident of his building, to his flat, while his family members were away, and sexually assaulted her, said Deolali Camp police station senior officer Rajesh Akhade.
During interrogation, Sahani has claimed that he is being “framed” in the case, police said.