A month after 30-year-old
CRPF constable accused paramilitary’s Chief Sports Officer and Arjuna Awardee
Khajan Singh and coach Surjit Singh of sexual harassment, rape and
intimidation, Deputy General of CRPF AP Maheshwari on Thursday said that the
complainant didn’t complained to the force about threats and they still don’t
know exact facts, according to ANI.
He added, “Law will take its course. We have set up an Empowered Committee
as envisaged under Supreme Court guidelines after Vishakha judgment. The
committee is headed by Charu Sinha, IG Srinagar.”
The 30-year-old had retracted her
allegations a day after, reported PTI. Police had questioned
Khajan Singh and recorded his statement.
According to the FIR registered at Baba Haridas police station
on December 3, the constable had joined the force in 2010. She alleged that
the two accused sexually harassed women constables and later used them as
She said that the accused secretly took her photos while she was taking a bath and used them to blackmail her to circulate her photos on the internet.
to the FIR, the constable has also accused Khajan and Surjit of running a
“sex scandal” in the force and alleged that they had “many
FIR also stated that the two allegedly harassed her by sending showcause
FIR also stated that in March 2014, the woman constable had filed a formal
complaint with the CRPF Inspector General, but she was allegedly forced by the
accused to withdraw it.
Singh, a DIG-rank officer in the force, had won a silver medal at the 1986
Seoul Asian Games in the 200m butterfly event which was India’s first
medal in swimming at the event since the 1951 edition.
had rubbished the allegations levelled by the CRPF constable, who has also won
several medals at national and international levels.
Khajan Singh was bestowed the Arjuna award in 1984. Hugely
successful at the national level, Khajan clinched multiple gold medals at the
South Asian Games (then known as South Asian Federation Games) in 1984 and