The suspended assistant inspector general of police (AIG) Anil Kumar Mishra, who has been accused of rape by a Jaipur-based woman, has sent a letter to Rajasthan police seeking 15 days to appear before them.
"We received a letter from Mishra a week ago, but we are still searching for him. We have collected evidence from the hotels and police officers mess where Mishra had stayed along with the woman. However, we have to visit few more places," said Harish Rathore, station house officer of Mahila Police station (South), Jaipur.
According to Jaipur police sources, Mishra was recently traced to a hotel in Jaipur and a police team carried out a raid, but he managed to give police the slip.
Sources added that a team of Jaipur police would soon visit Madhya Pradesh to collect more information about Mishra. Earlier, a team of Jaipur police had visited Bhopal and Indore and collected information from the Police Officers' Mess where the victim was allegedly raped by Mishra.
Mishra, a 1995 batch state police service (SPS) officer who was posted at CID as AIG, went missing after a rape case was filed against him. The victim, a 40-year-old woman form Jaipur, had accused Mishra of repeatedly raping and blackmailing her. Mishra had allegedly promised to help in getting her husband released from jail who was booked by the police in a fraud case.