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IPS officer's arrest in sexual harassment case stayed

IPS officer’s arrest in sexual harassment case stayed

A local court today stayed till April 29 the arrest of IPS officer Pushkar Anand who is facing charges of allgedly sexually harassing a woman Deputy Superintendent of Police.

District and Sessions Judge Arun Kumar gave the direction on a petition filed by Anand seeking anticipatory bail in the alleged sexual harassment case.

The court asked police to produce the case diary on the day.

Anand’s arrest had become imminent after Bihar Police headquarters gave the go-ahead to the authorities concerned for completing the investigation process in the case.

A three-member committee headed by IG(Weaker Section) found the allegations true and recommended departmental proceedings against the IPS officer. The report has been submitted to the state home department.

The woman DySP had lodged an FIR on December 29, 2014 against Pushkar Anand for allegedly sexually harassing her when he was posted in Kaimur. The woman officer was posted as DySP at Bhabhua, the district headquarters of Kaimur.

The DySP in her FIR, lodged with the woman police station, had alleged that Anand had sexually exploited her on the pretext of marrying her. She lodged the FIR after Pushkar refused to marry her on one pretext or another.

( Source – PTI )

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