Senior IAS officer, Ex-RJD MLA booked for raping woman in Bihar

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Patna : A senior IAS officer in Bihar and a former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA have been booked for allegedly raping a woman, the police said.

A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered at Rupaspur police station in Patna following the order of a court at Danapur, said officials on Tuesday.

A Bihar Court had on Sunday ordered the Patna police to register a rape case against senior IAS officer Sanjeev Hans and former RJD MLA Gulab Yadav in connection with the alleged rape of a woman at a Delhi hotel in 2021.

IAS officer Sanjeev Hans and former MLA Gulab have been accused of gang rape at gunpoint of a woman.

After hearing the petition filed by the victim's lawyer, the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) of Danapur Civil Court has ordered the registration of a rape case against both of them.

The woman had filed this petition in the year 2021 after which the bench sought a preliminary inquiry report on the matter from the Patna police.

Still, the report was not submitted failing which the court dismissed the case.

The victim then challenged the order of the ACJM in the Patna High Court. The High Court ordered a re-hearing of the case and said in its ruling that on the complaint of the rape victim, the Patna Police has to present the preliminary investigation report of the matter to ACJM Danapur Court. The court also noticed the apathy of the Patna Police in this matter.

On the order of the High Court, the hearing started again in the Danapur court. At the same time, in the investigation of the police, it has come to know that officers Sanjeev Hans and Gulab Yadav were present in a hotel in Delhi along with the victim woman.

According to the information, the complainant in her complaint to Patna Police in 2021 alleged that the MLA Gulab Yadav had tempted her to make her a member of the Women's Commission. One day MLA Yadav called her to his flat in Rukanpura, Patna. During this, the MLA raped her and also made a video of her.

After this the MLA started blackmailing her, the victim said.

The woman said that Gulab Yadav blackmailed her threatening to make the obscene video viral and called her to a hotel in Delhi, where IAS officer Sanjeev Hans was also present. Both of them carried out the incident of rape with her at gunpoint.

The complainant's advocate Ranjan Kumar Sharma alleged that in 2021 both of them had done this.

The victim's lawyer said that Gulab Yadav was RJD's MLA from the Jhanjharpur assembly at that time and Sanjeev Hans was serving as the IAS officer in Patna.

Advocate Ranjan Kumar Sharma said that the complainant gave several written complaints to the Patna Police in 2021 for registering an FIR but due to the high profile case, the police remained silent and did not take any action. Then she had requested to register an FIR in the court of ACJM of Danapur but it was dismissed there also on the ground that the police have not submitted the reports, the advocate said.

"Now after receiving the orders from Patna High court the ACJM of Danapur Civil Court has ordered to register a rape case against both IAS officer Sanjeev Hans and MLA Gulab Yadav," he added.


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