Andaman and Nicobar ex-Chief Secretary Jitendra Narain arrested in gang rape case

A special investigation team questioned Jitendra Narain thrice in connection with the case

Updated - November 10, 2022 09:45 pm IST

Published - November 10, 2022 08:44 pm IST - Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar ex-Chief Secretary Jitendra Narain is brought to a Port Blair hospital for medical checkup following his arrest on November 10, 2022 in connection with a gang rape case.

Andaman and Nicobar ex-Chief Secretary Jitendra Narain is brought to a Port Blair hospital for medical checkup following his arrest on November 10, 2022 in connection with a gang rape case. | Photo Credit: PTI

The police on Thursday arrested former Andaman and Nicobar chief secretary Jitendra Narain in a gang rape case.

The victim's lawyer, Phatick Chandra Das, said Mr. Narain was arrested after his anticipatory bail application was rejected by a local court.

Soon after the verdict, a team of policemen reached a private resort where Mr. Narain is staying and took him to the Police Line amid heavy security.

After his arrest, the police took the senior IAS officer from there to a hospital for a check-up.

A special investigation team (SIT) questioned Mr. Narain thrice in connection with the case.

The SIT was constituted to probe allegations that a 21-year-old woman in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was lured to the Chief Secretary’s home by promising a government job and then raped by top officials including Mr. Narain there.

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