The Rajasthan government has suspended Indian Administrative Service officer B B Mohanty in the alleged rape and exploitation case of a 23-year-old girl.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took the decision to suspend Mohanty, chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, after receiving the report on the matter from the police department, a CMO spokesman said.
Mohanty was earlier summoned by the deputy commissioner of police (south) to appear before them for questioning today, sources said.
On Monday last, the police team had searched his house but did not find him there.
The victim, a MBA student, had charged Mohanty, an additional chief secretary rank officer, with sexually exploiting her. She has also recorded her statement before a magistrate earlier.
The victim had demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the case following alleged delay in investigation and arrest of accused by the police.
A case of sexual exploitation and rape was lodged by the victim with the Mahesh Nagar Police Station on January 25, and since then Mohanty has been missing from home and office.
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