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Delhi cop held on rape charges

The sub-inspector with Delhi Police Crime Branch has been sacked.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2006 14:02 IST

A Delhi Police sub-inspector was on Thursday arrested on charges of raping a girl in north west Delhi.

KB Jha, a sub-inspector with Crime Branch, was arrested in an inebriated condition from the house of the victim in Sector 16 of Rohini area at around 3:30 am after she informed police about the incident.

Jha, the Crime Branch sub-inspector, has been dismissed from service with immediate effect, they said.

A case has been registered in Rohini Police Station.

The 23-year-old victim, hailing from Mumbai, has been living in the area with one Rajkumar, who police say is a autorickshaw driver.

According to the complaint lodged by the girl, Jha has been blackmailing and demanding money from her and her friend for the last few days and came to their house in an inebriated condition on Wednesday night and sexually assaulted her.

The sub-inspector, posted in Prashanth Vihar, was dismissed from service after the incident came to light, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Tejinder Luthra said.

He said Article 311-B of the Constitution empowers him to dismiss the delinquent officer without conducting a departmental inquiry against the accused.

The girl has been medically examined at the Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital in north west Delhi.

The inspector, hailing from Bihar, was a resident of Ashok Vihar locality. A case has been registered at Prashanth Vihar Police Station.