Bhopal police booked a state government officer for sexual assault on Wednesday, hours after her family said she had gone missing from her home.
The police filed an FIR against RS Meena, a deputy director at the state’s public relations department, following preliminary investigations on the complaint filed by the woman on Saturday.
The 34-year-old woman, a director of an NGO, said Meena promised to help her get a government project and it was on this pretext that he took her to a government office in Ratibad area on September 28 where he allegedly attempted to rape her.
The government official has denied the allegations and said woman was trying to blackmail him and had demanded Rs 5 lakh.
On Tuesday night, the woman’s mother lodged a complaint with the Kolar police station and said that her daughter had been kidnapped.
Police have registered an FIR under Section 366 of IPC. However, no one has been named in the FIR, said addition superintendent of police Dileep Singh Tomar.
“The woman’s mother has not named anybody in the FIR. The Kolar police have started an investigation into the complaint,” he said.
“As far as the FIR against Meena is concerned, he was found guilty in the preliminary investigation and a case has been registered against him under section 354 (a) of IPC,” Tomar added.’
The woman’s mother, in her complaint said her daughter went out of the house to call her maid but she did not return. When maid reached the house and told her that her daughter did not meet her, they went out of the house to look for the woman.
The woman’s mobile phone and sandals were found in her car. Later, they lodged an FIR with the Kolar police station.
Till filing of the report Meena had not been arrested.