A Delhi Court has acquitted the chief sports officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and another person accused of raping a woman. The woman filed the complaint against the two men in a “fit of rage,” according to the court.
The woman accused the CRPF officer, Khajan Singh, of rapping her for three years and threatening to make her nude images go viral on the internet.
Khajan Singh is an Asian Games medalist and Arjuna Award winner. According to a report in Indian Express, the other individual involved in the case was coach Sarjeet Singh.
In November 2020, the woman filed a complaint against the officials. Following a preliminary investigation into the complaint, the two individuals were suspended.
Statement to be kept on file
The woman was later asked to record her statement by the case’s investigating officer. She later backtracked and stated that she did not intend to pursue the lawsuit.
The woman refuted the claims against the two men in her statement under Section 164 of the CRPC.
The victim was “neither raped nor threatened by the accused persons,” according to Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma, who acquitted the suspects.
In her evidence, the complainant stated that she lodged the report in a “fit of rage.” She also admitted that she had been provoked by her coworkers. The accused could not be found guilty of rape against her based on her testimony. As a result, the defendants have been found not guilty.”
The woman made the rape charges after being kicked off the department’s wrestling squad for disciplinary reasons.
On December 3 of last year, the complainant filed a FIR alleging the cops of secretly photographing and blackmailing her.
Khajan and Sarjit are suspected of sexually harassing female constables and then using them as collaborators, according to the woman constable, who joined the force in 2010 and has won multiple medals while competing in the CRPF wrestling team.
In November of last year, she filed a complaint. Following that, in December, a FIR was filed against the two.
She also accused them of secretly photographing her “naked images while taking a bath” and promising to email her their nude photos. “These images were used to blackmail me, and they claimed that if I did not talk to them, they would kill.
At the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, Khajan Singh, a national swimming champion and Arjuna awardee, won silver. He also competed for India in the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and the Olympics in 1988.
On the recommendations of a committee created to probe the claims, Khajan and Sarjit were suspended by the CRPF in April of this year.