NEW DELHI: A 50-year-old Delhi Police assistant sub-inspector has been arrested for allegedly raping a domestic help at gunpoint in Rani Bagh here. Accused Jayveer Singh, who was posted with Punjabi Bagh police station, was dismissed from the force on Saturday and sent to 14 days judicial custody.
The woman works at the house of Jayveer’s friend and it is alleged that he committed the crime in an inebriated condition late on Thursday. The Aam Aadmi Party has demanded resignation of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi over the incident.
Bassi said a chargesheet will be filed soon in the alleged rape case of the 23-year-old woman. “Any such act by any police officer will not be condoned and stringent action will be taken. He has been arrested, a chargesheet will be filed as soon as possible,” said Bassi.The CP also said Jayveer had been dismissed straightaway under Article 311(2-B) of the Constitution of India. “We need not be told by anybody. We are determined to take strictest possible action specially in cases of crime against women,” he said.
A CCTV footage showed Jayveer aiming his service pistol at the woman. The police are trying to verify the footage. According to them, the woman had made a call to the police control room on Friday. “A case was filed after her medical examination confirmed sexual assault. Jayveer was arrested on Friday afternoon,” said a police officer.
Initial probe revealed that Jayveer had met the woman’s employer a few months ago while investigating a case lodged with Punjabi Bagh police station.
As Jayveer used to frequent the house, he became good friends with the woman’s employer.