Accusing authorities of shielding a top official of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), a woman, who stayed at the institute masquerading as an IAS probationer on Friday threatened to commit suicide if she did not get justice.
Alleging that the authorities were trying to save Saurabh Jain, the institute’s deputy director, the woman, Ruby Choudhury said an objective probe into the whole episode will make things clear.
“There is a collective attempt to protect Jain who was Uttarkashi district magistrate in the past and also perhaps held an important position in Dehradun…If he (Jain) is not wrong why doesn’t he have the guts to come out in the open?” Chaudhry asked.
Accusing the authorities at Nehru Colony police station here of not filing even a zero report in connection with the case, she said she does not expect much from the ongoing probe and demanded that an impartial investigation be launched into it.
Demanding an objective investigation into the case, she said if justice meant punitive action against her she was ready for it.
“If I am wrong I should be punished but if Jain or the academy administration is wrong they should be punished too,” she added.
D Nariala, the joint director of LBSNAA, in a statement rubbished Choudhury’s claims about a job being promised to her, saying it was both baseless and malicious.
He said the woman was staying in the institute with any authorisation and the matter came to the knowledge of the academy officials after an internal inquiry.
Investigations by the institute’s security revealed that the woman was straying in the residential quarters of a security guard, who had been placed under suspension, he added.
The woman had accused Jain of issuing her a fake ID card in return for money to facilitate her stay at the institute.
Chaudhry had alleged that she had paid him Rs 5 lakh out of a total of Rs 20 lakh, which she was to pay him as a deal for a job at the institute.
Jain in a statement, refuted Choudhury’s claim that he had promised her a job in the institute’s libray.
"The allegation that I promised her to get a job in the library on the consideration of Rs.20 lakh is totally baseless and I strongly refute it. I am in no way concerned with the working of the academy library," Jain said.
Terming the woman as an imposter, he said that on March 23, 2015, the woman had approached his office posing as a library employee and had complained about the misbehaviour by a security staff.
“At that time, I was not aware about the name or the antecedents of this lady and only came to know her name when an FIR was filed against her," he added.
Police said a special investigation team headed by superintendent of police, CID, Shahjehan Ansari is probing the matter.
Though booked under sections 420/467/468/471 of the IPC, Chaudhry has not been arrested so far, police added.
(With inputs from agencies)