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Woman complainant alleges ACP of misbehaving with her

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Bengaluru: City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar has ordered an inquiry against an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a police inspector, who allegedly harassed and posed inappropriate questions to a woman who had approached him to lodge a complaint of sexual harassment.

The woman, who belongs to a Scheduled Caste, had written to the Police Commissioner on November 25 about the harassment.

On September 17, two men, Hanumanthappa and Ravi, allegedly barged into her residence at Hessarghatta, hurled caste insults before assaulting and groping her for contesting against them in the election to a local Trust, she states in her complaint.

She was admitted to K.C. General Hospital where the Soledevanahalli police took her statement. However, as there were no arrest or case filed, and as the threats from the accused intensified, she approached the Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) on November 15.

Her case — filed under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, among others — was directed to the ACP as per protocol.

After three days of waiting for hours at the police station, on November 18, ACP Ravi Prasad met her. He allegedly asked inappropriate questions.

DCP (North) Chethan Singh Rathor said he will conduct an inquiry into the allegations. “Both sides will be heard to ascertain the facts,” he said.

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