Senior govt official accused of raping Group 'D' employee

Senior govt official accused of raping Group 'D' employee

A 42-year-old contract employee at the Department of Agriculture has accused the 59-year-old additional director of the department of rape.

The woman filed a complaint at the Halasuru Gate police station on Friday. The suspect, identified as N Gangappa, is a resident of Basaveshwarangar and is due for retirement in seven months, the police said.

According to the police, the offence had taken place in several instances during March, April and May last year at the chamber of the additional director in the department building on Sheshadri Road near KR Circle. Gangappa has been arrested, produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.

The victim, who is a Group D employee, is married and has been working in the department since 2008, the police said.

According to sources, the victim had approached her seniors and informed them about the incidents, but no action was taken against the director. The woman on Friday approached the jurisdictional Halasuru Gate police station and lodged a complaint. Sources said that since the victim could not explain the delay in filing a complaint, the police are in a fix on whether to continue investigation into the case.

Bank officials booked

The CBI sleuths have registered criminal cases against D Rajasekhar, senior branch manager of Syndicate Bank, Goaves Branch, Belagavi, unknown officials of Syndicate Bank and some private persons for violating RBI guidelines.

Rajasekhar reportedly committed serious irregularities in implementation of RBI circular on demonetisation. He is said to have carried out suspicious transactions to the tune of Rs 12 lakh by fraudulent means in non-home branch accounts and reactivated dormant accounts. He also resorted to illegal transactions, fraudulent replacement of new currency, submission of false daily reports to controlling office and fraudulent transactions in the accounts of family members.

Searches were conducted at Belagavi and Karimnagar in Telangana and incriminating documents were seized. In another case, CBI registered a case against B Prakash, chief manager, Corporation Bank, Ramanagaram branch, unknown officials of Corporation Bank and a few others.

According to the sleuths, Prakash illegally exchanged Rs 10 lakh of specified bank notes with the new currency on November 14, 2016 and tried to cover up the illegal act by fabricating the requisition slips. The sleuths recovered incriminating documents after raids in Bengaluru.

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