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Absconding Odia IAS officer arrested on rape charge


Jaipur: Senior Odia IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, B.B. Mohanty, accused of raping a 23-year-old woman and absconding since 2014, was arrested here, a police officer said on Tuesday.

Mohanty “came to the ACP office Sodala late Monday evening and surrendered himself”, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur South, Yogesh Dadich told IANS.

His medical tests would be carried out on Tuesday and will be produced before a court, Dadich said.

In January 2014, the woman had accused Mohanty of raping her. The case relates to 2013.

According to the FIR, the woman accused Mohanty of repeated sexual exploitation by assuring her of help in clearing Indian Administrative Service examination.

As per the victim, Mohanty, on the promise of helping her clear the IAS examination, raped her on February 19, 2013 at his flat at New Sanganer Road.

After the allegation, the government had suspended Mohanty. Since then he was absconding.

Later in 2014, a local court had also issued non-bailable warrant against Mohanty for not appearing before the police for questioning.

(With IANS inputs)