Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cop in sex abuse case faces suspension

Police inspector Mahesh Jadhav

FIR Lodged Against Inspector 3 Months After Unnatural Sex Plaint By 2 Youths


Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: Proceedings for the suspension of an inspector accused of having unnatural sex were underway at the Chunabhatti police station, said an officer on Tuesday.
    Inspector Mahesh Jadhav was accused in October by two youths of calling them to his cabin at the Chunabhatti police station and sexually exploiting them while
dressed as a woman. Additional commissioner of police (east region) Quaiser Khalid said an FIR had been registered and papers recommending Jadhav’s suspension were being prepared to be sent to police commissioner Satya Pal Singh. 
“After going through the complaint, an assistant commissioner of police conduct
ed an inquiry and prima facie, we found substance in the allegations,” Khalid said.
    Salim Qureishi, a social worker who helped the victims bring the matter to the notice of the police, said he had been threatened, abused and even offered allurements by Jadhav’s colleagues to withdraw the complaint. 

    “Finally after three
months, there is an FIR,” Qureishi said.   Jadhav was booked under sections 377 (unnatural sex), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person), 370 (buying or disposing of any person as a slave) and 503 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. 

    TOI reported the case in its October 24 edition, after the complainants approached the police.

    Two young men from Kurla had alleged that a crossdressing Jadhav had been sexually exploiting them for months.
    In a written complaint to the police, they said Jadhav forced them to come to his cabin at the police station, where he dressed up like a woman, danced in front of them, touched them inappropriately and had unnatural sex with them.

The Times of India, January 22, 2014

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