GUWAHATI: The Sub-Inspector (SI) of Ghograpar Police Station in Nalbari will face legal action if found guilty in the First Information Report (FIR) filed by a minor girl, the Director General of Assam Police (DGP), GP Singh, promised on Thursday.
This occurs a day after the victim filed a FIR against the police officer, accusing him of taking nude photos inside the jail and embarrassing himself in front of other police officers.
Taking on twitter DGP GP Singh informed that, “reference reported incident of taking photographs of a girl by a police officer inside Ghograpar Police Station Nalbari - 1.The Complainant (F 17 years) lodged an ejahar on 26/6/23 at Nalbari PS to the effect on 21/6/23 she along with one male person was brought to Ghogrpar Police Station, Nalbari and their one SI ( name not mentioned) sexually assaulted her and took some obscene photograph and used obscene signals to the complainant. In this regards a case has been registered vide Nalbari PS case no- 287/2023, u/s- 354(B)/509 IPC R/W Sec- 12/14(1) of POCSO Act and the case was endorsed to a Woman Addl SP of Nalbari.
2.DIG CWR has been asked to visit and give first hand report today
http://3.PS has CCTV coverage so action would be taken based on that.
4.If found true, strongest lawful action shall be taken.”
Notably, a young girl complained to the police about a police officer, saying that he had taken vulgar images of her and had treated her badly in front of other officers inside the jail.
The incident happened on the evening of June 26 according to the FIR that was filed. The girl is said to have eloped with her boyfriend on June 21 of last year, but they were caught by the police and taken to Ghagrapar PS. They were both kept that evening in the jail.
In response, a case has been filed against the police officer under section 354(b)/509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and R/W section 12/14(1) of the POCSO act, Nalbari police station case number 287/23.