Karnataka probing sexual harassment case against IAS officer
A senior Indian Administrative Service officer in Karnataka is under government scanner for sexual harassment following a complaint by a widow.india Updated: Jan 06, 2010 18:44 IST
A senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in Karnataka is under government scanner for sexual harassment following a complaint by a widow.
"Investigation is on," Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa told reporters responding to questions on the over two-year-old complaint by R. Yamini against D.K. Rangaswamy, who was at that time deputy commissioner of Bangalore Rural district.
The chief minister declined to elaborate on who is conducting the probe.
According to Yamini, the IAS officer sought sexual favours when she went to him for help to transfer her husband's land to her name following his death in 2007.
Yamini claimed that Rangaswamy knew her husband and had some land dealings with him.
Rangaswamy, a 1996 batch officer, is now director in the department of mass education.
Karnataka Ombudsman (Lokayukta) Santosh Hegde, a former judge of the Supreme Court, also had written to the government in May last year, calling for investigating Yamini's complaint against the IAS officer.