Bodyguard who complained of sexual harassment suspended

May 3rd, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin  


Patna, May 3 (IANS) A policeman who had accused a Bihar Congress legislator of sexual harassment, has been suspended, official sources said Saturday. Bal Yogeshwar Sharma was suspended by the state government for violation of service rules because he made his charges against Sunita Devi public before lodging a complaint with his department, police sources said.

Sharma, who worked as the lawmaker’s bodyguard for two years, lodged a complaint at the Kotwali police station here April 29, charging her with sexual exploitation from 2006.

The legislator denied the charge by her former bodyguard and told IANS the policeman was trying to blackmail her.

Sunita Devi is the Congress legislator from Korha assembly seat in Katihar district, about 180 km from the state capital here.

Superintendent of Police, Patna, Anwar Hussain said the police have received permission from the chief judicial magistrate to begin probe into the complaint lodged by Sharma against the legislator.

The Congress party has set up a three-member committee to probe the allegation.

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