A senior IPS officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of police has been booked for illegally confining her subordinates when they went to deliver official documents at her residence.

Based on the complaint by one of the officers, the Jalahalli police have charged N. Bharathi, an Orissa cadre officer serving as Deputy Director at the Intelligence Bureau, Bangalore, with illegal confinement and obstructing a government servant from discharging duties.

Junior Information officer Achar, detained by Ms. Bharathi, alleged that he and colleague Janardhan had gone to her house in HMT Layout to deliver an official document.

According to sources, Ms. Bharathi, who had been deputed to Karnataka IB,was repatriated last week to her home department. Reluctant to return, Ms. Bharathi reportedly refused to receive the orders. This was why the department decided to send the orders to her residence.

When Mr. Achar and Mr. Janardhantried to hand over the document to Mr. Bharathi, she not only declined to take it, but directed the security guards in her apartment to detain them, the complaint alleged. The security guards beat up the duo and detained them for several hours. Their mobile phones were seized.

Meanwhile, Ms. Bharathi called up the jurisdictional police and filed a complaint against the two for trespass and impersonation. The police rushed to the spot and took the duo to the police station. After detailed investigations, the police have slapped a case against Ms. Bharathi.

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