CRPF constable accuses chief sports activities officer of rape; he denies it


New Delhi, December 10

Delhi Police have filed an FIR on the complaint of a 30-year-old Central Reserve Police Force wrestler, who has accused the paramilitary’s Chief Sports Officer and Arjuna awardee Khajan Singh, and coach Surjit Singh of sexual harassment, rape and intimidation for over three years.

However, Khajan Singh has rubbished the allegations by the CRPF constable, who has won several medals at national and international levels. No immediate comment was available from Surjit Singh.

According 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 accomplices”.

Khajan Singh, a DIG-rank officer in the force, who won a silver medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, told PTI: “These allegations are absolutely false. This has been done just to spoil my image.”               

In the FIR registered at Baba Haridas police station on December 3, the complainant, who joined the force in 2010, alleged that the two sexually harassed women constables and later used them as “their accomplices”.

“They secretly took my photos while I was taking a bath. I was blackmailed through these photographs and they threatened that if I did not talk to them, they would circulate my photos on the Internet,” the constable alleged in the FIR.

CRPF spokesperson Moses Dhinakaran said, “FIR of rape charges filed against Khajan Singh, DIG, by a constable woman. CRPF has taken a serious note of the complaint and has constituted an internal complaint committee headed by an Inspector General-level officer to conduct an inquiry.”

 “As far as the FIR is concerned, the department will facilitate the investigation agency in all respects,” the spokesperson said.

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 1989.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka), Santosh Kumar Meena, said, “As per the complaint received, we have registered a case and an investigation is under way.”             

Police said the statement of victim is yet to be taken because she is currently out of station.

“They threatened me (constable) with making my photos viral on the Internet and used it for raping me continually over three years,” it has been alleged in the FIR.

It also stated that the two allegedly harassed her through showcause notices.

The 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.

It also stated that she had also written a letter to the National Commission of Women (NCW) chairperson seeking action against the two.

In her complaint to the NCW chief, she had sought protection. PTI



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