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Bangalore rape case: Police chief shifted

Public outcry over sexual assault cases

By: Express News Service | Bangalore |
July 22, 2014 12:30:04 am

In the backdrop of the public outcry against sexual assault cases in the past fortnight in Bangalore, the Congress-led government on Monday transferred two senior police officers out of the city police commissionerate.

Sources said Bangalore police commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has been replaced by M N Reddi, who earlier served as additional director general of police (law and order) while Auradkar’s second-in-command, additional commissioner of police (law and order) Kamal Pant has been replaced by Alok Kumar, who has served as the former head of the anti-terrorist unit and as inspector general of police (grievances and human rights).

After taking charge as commissioner on Monday evening, Reddi said his emphasis will be on the safety of citizens, reining in anti-social elements and community policing.

To replace Reddi as the new law and order chief, the state government has appointed senior officer and ADGP H C Kishore Chandra. Chandra had not been given any posting under the previous BJP-led government but was made ADGP for communication, logistics and modernisation last year.
The outgoing police commissioner, Auradkar, has now been posted as the ADGP of the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP). While the commissionerate under Auradkar had a largely non-controversial tenure, it was the public protests over two incidents of sexual assault in the city — specifically the sexual assault on a six-year-old child at an elite school — which prompted his transfer.


South Korean national held for raping orphanage inmate

A 70-year-old South Korean national, who is the director of a Christian missionary enterprise in Bangalore, was arrested by police Sunday in connection with a rape case registered against him by a 24-year-old victim a year ago. The accused, identified as Do Woong Choie, is the director of Peace House Ashram at Bhairathi Bande in East Bangalore. Do Woong is accused of raping the victim over a decade ago when she was a minor and a resident of the Peace House orphanage that was run by him.

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