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Bureaucrat transferred to Kerala after sexual charges

A '94 batch IAAS officer and director at National Academy of Audit and Accounts in Shimla, Mallik was transferred on charges of sexual assault.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2007 11:38 IST

An Indian Audit and Accounting Service (IAAS) officer, facing charges of physical and sexual assault on a fellow bureaucrat, has been transferred from Shimla to Thiruvanathapuram, official sources said.

Saurabh Mallik, a 1994 batch IAAS officer and director at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts in Shimla, was transfered last week, sources in the academy said.

A fellow bureaucrat, Geetali Tare, a 1992 batch IAAS officer and also a director at the institute, had filed an FIR against Mallik on March 31 for allegedly trying to physically and sexually assault her.

Tare, in her complaint filed in Balluganj police station in Shimla, alleged that a drunk Mallik entered her room in the academy's hostel and tried to assault her physically and molest her, police sources said.

When she cried for help, other hostel residents came to her rescue and chased Mallik out, she said in her complaint.
Additional Superintendent of Police D W Negi told PTI today that following Tare's complaint, Mallik was arrested and later released on bail the same day.

The statements of the accused, victim and witnesses have been recorded and a chargesheet would be filled in court shortly, Negi said.

Sources in the academy said any action against Mallik would be taken by the Delhi office of the IAAS, as it is an all-India service.

First Published: Apr 14, 2007 09:08 IST