UP: Home guard alleges commandant sought sexual favors
(Sourced from PTI)
A home guard posted in Shahjahanpur District of Uttar Pradesh has accused the District Commandant of trying to force him into having sex with him, a charge denied by the officer, who claimed that the home guard was leveling the baseless allegations as he was reprimanded for being absent from duty for days. Here are more details.
In a complaint sent to the Director-General (home guards), the home guard posted in the Chinnor area of Shahjahanpur alleged that the commandant has been putting pressure on him to give him (commandant) a massage, cook for him and have sex with him.
The accused District Commandant dismissed the allegations made by the home guard and claimed that he is completely innocent. "The home guard was absent from duty from February 20 to 27," the officer claimed. "After a complaint was received, the home guard was reprimanded and this made him angry. He is leveling baseless allegations. The matter is being probed," the officer said.
The home guard told the reporters that the commandant also takes Rs. 1,000 from him every month. He claimed that the commandant took money from three other home guards to reduce their age on paper, allowing them to work even after retirement.
Divisional Commandant (home guards), Bareilly, Vinay Kumar Mishra said that as part of the probe, a notice was sent to the home guard on March 1 to present his side of the story but he did not turn up. "The home guard has been called again on March 18. Further action will be taken after knowing his side of the story," Mishra said.