Crime

Rajasthan cadre retired Odia IAS officer arrested on rape charge

Bhubaneswar: Retired IAS officer BB Mohanty, who was absconding since 2014, was arrested on charges of raping a 23-year-old girl on Monday night.

He was arrested after he surrendered before the Jaipur ACP in Rajasthan on Tuesday night.

The Rajasthan cadre Odia IAS officer was accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. In January 2014, the woman accused Mohanty of raping her. The case relates to 2013. 
The victim alleged that Mohanty sexually harassed her assuring her of help in clearing Indian Administrative Service examination.

Sources said he was produced in a court in Jaipur after his medical tests.

After the girl brought the allegation, the Rajasthan Government suspended Mohanty in 2014 and since then he was absconding forcing a local court issuing a non-bailable warrant against him for not appearing before the police for questioning.

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