The Bihar Police have booked Kishanganj jail superintendent Kripashankar Pandey for sexually abusing the daughter of the jail’s material supplier after initial probe found the allegations to be prima facie true. The investigation by the local police was conducted after a video of the alleged act went viral on the social media. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was quick to order a probe into the matter by IG, Prisons.
A sexual assault case was lodged after sub-divisional police offer Kamini Bala investigated the matter. Following her probe, an FIR was lodged and the jailer was arrested, said IG, Prisons, Anand Kishore.
But a private news channel Thursday aired footage of the arrested jailer talking on a mobile phone. Reacting to the development, CM Nitish Kumar said: “The jailer had to be behind bars. I have sought explanation on the entire episode. How can the jailer talk on mobile?”
The jailer, who was initially kept in a police lock-up, was later sent to jail.
About six months ago, Pandey had also faced charges of sodomy in jail. But despite an adverse report against him, he was recently promoted. ENS
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