NEW DELHI: The Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF) on Wednesday suspended its chief sports activities officer DIG Khajan Singh and coach Inspector Surjit Singh after a preliminary probe discovered them responsible of sexual harassment of ladies personnel, official sources mentioned.
They mentioned a committee headed by CRPF Inspector Basic Charu Sinha, primarily based in Srinagar, has discovered the costs of sexual harassment levelled towards them by a 30-year-old girl constable prima facie legitimate.
“Deputy Inspector Basic Khajan Singh and Inspector Surjit Singh have been suspended following the suggestions of the preliminary probe performed by the power,” a senior officer mentioned.
Khajan Singh, the chief sports activities officer of the nation’s largest paramilitary power, had gained a silver medal on the 1986 Seoul Asian Video games within the 200m butterfly occasion which was India’s first medal in swimming on the occasion for the reason that 1951 version.
Khajan Singh had earlier denied the allegations and advised PTI that these expenses had been “completely false and this was achieved simply to spoil his picture”.
In a criticism filed at Baba Haridas police station in Delhi in December final 12 months, the lady constable accused the duo of raping her and alleged that that they had sexually harassed ladies constables as nicely and later used them as “their accomplices”.
The girl, who joined the CRPF in 2010, was said to have later retracted her allegations throughout police probe.
Sources had mentioned in December that the lady had recorded her assertion earlier than a Justice of the Peace underneath CrPC part 164 the place she allegedly retracted her allegations towards the 2 CRPF sports activities officers.
Former CRPF Director Basic Anand Prakash Maheshwari, who retired in February, had advised reporters throughout a press convention in January that every one due authorized processes can be adopted on this case and anybody discovered responsible can be punished primarily based on the suggestions of the committee.
The CRPF, an about 3.25 lakh personnel sturdy power, first inducted ladies in fight ranks in 1986 and it has six all-women battalions at current with an general power of about 8,000 personnel in them.
It additionally has ladies personnel in sports activities and different administrative wings.