Inquiry committee to probe sexual harassment by special DGP

The Tamilnadu government has constituted an Enquiry committee to probe the sexual harassment allegations against Rajesh Das, Special Director General of Police, Law and Order, Chennai. The complaint against the senior officer was made by a lady IPS officer.

Home Secretary SK Prabakar issued the order stating that the Additional Chief Secretary (planning and development) Jayashree Raghunandan will be the presiding officer of the committee.
“The Committee shall take necessary further course of action as per the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 on the said complaint,” stated the Government order.

Owing to this complaint and the pending probe, the IPS officer Rajesh Das has been put on the compulsory wait at the DGP office in Chennai.

The complainant accused Das of behaving inappropriately with her in his vehicle, sources said. The incident reportedly took place while the woman was on duty during Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s visit to some districts in central Tamil Nadu.