The police on Tuesday finally registered a case against the deputy commandant of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Airport Unit Bhopal, for allegedly harassing a CISF woman constable, Ritu Kumari, who had attempted suicide by shooting herself with a service revolver.
The case was registered against deputy commandant Vijay Kumar Dhankar only after instructions from additional director general of police (ADG), crime against women cell of Madhya Pradesh Police, Aruna Mohan Rao.
"I had sought an investigation report of the case from the district police. After going through the report, I asked superintendent of police Arvind Saxena to register a case against Dhankar," said ADG Aruna Mohan Rao.
Few days ago, Ritu Kumari had faxed a complaint to the Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission (MPSWC) claiming that a senior officer had sexually harassed her. Later, MPSWC had forwarded the complaint to the police and CISF, and recommended to conduct a fresh inquiry into matter.
On the basis of Ritu’s complaint letter forwarded by MPSWC, the police have booked Dhanakr under section 354 (A-I&IV) and 354 (D-I). "The complaint letter of Ritu Kumari has been made the base to register a case. Further action will be taken soon," said SP (North) Saxena.
In her complaint, Ritu has said that Dhankar held her hand and tried to pull her close but she somehow managed to escape from his clutches.
Before attempting suicide at the Raja Bhoj Airport of Bhopal on August 5, Ritu Kumari had called up two persons, Surendra Singh and Sidhant Awashti, who are her close relatives and had informed them about the incident. She had said that was going to commit suicide. The police have registered their statements.
Now, a team of Bhopal police will soon visit to All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi to again record the statement of Ritu Kumari, where she is undergoing treatment. her condition is reportedly critical even now.
Meanwhile, Dhankar has been transferred to the Durgapur Steel Plant in West Bengal on Monday. He has been replaced by Dharamveer Singh, who was posted in New Delhi. Singh has resumed office, sources said.