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Delhi govt officer accused of rape with minor suspended

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NEW DELHI, Aug 21: Delhi government officer Premoday Khakha accused of raping a minor girl has
been placed under suspension with immediate effect, according to an order issued by Chief
Secretary Naresh Kumar.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier in the day ordered the Chief Secretary to suspend of
the officer.
The order issued by the Chief Secretary stated that a disciplinary proceeding against Khakha working
in the Women and Child Development department on the post of assistant director was
contemplated.
“…therefore in exercise of the powers conferred by sub rule (1) of Rule 10 of the Central Civil
Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, Premoday Khakha, Assistant Director is
hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect,” stated the order.
Khakha was arrested by Delhi Police along with his wife on Monday afternoon after questioning.
According to the order, during the suspension period, the officer is not permitted to leave the WCD
department headquarters without obtaining prior permission.
The Chief Minister has also sought a report from Chief Secretary by 5 pm on the matter, officials
said.
Kejriwal had earlier in the day, while talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here, also
appealed the Delhi Police to immediately arrest the accused officer.
“I have ordered the chief secretary for suspension of the officer till the inquiry is pending. I have also
sought a report from the chief secretary by the evening,” he had said.
The officer has been booked for allegedly raping his friend’s minor daughter several times and
impregnating her, police had said on Sunday.
The girl was staying with the accused officer and his family at their house since her father died on
October 1, 2020. (PTI)

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