Janak Pathak, a former collector and IAS of Janjgir-Champa, has been accused of misdemeanor rape of a woman on the pretext of providing him with an NGO work. The victim has presented photographs as well as voice recordings as evidence. As soon as the woman’s complaint is received, there is a stir in the administrative department of the state. The police have registered a case.

The woman alleges that she went to the then collector Janak Pathak with a problem. Since then he was identified and started talking. Accused women, meanwhile, accused the collector of providing her with an NGO work.

Physical abuse done many times on the pretext of getting work

The woman alleges that on May 15, the collector made a physical connection with her in the restroom of her chamber in Collectorate. The woman also alleges that since then the collector has had a physical relationship with her many times. Every time he kept pretending that soon the NGO would get work, but even after one and a half months, the woman did not get work. After this act of the Collector, the woman reached the state government through top officials complaining about the case. The woman has also presented evidence, recording of conversations, and pornographic photographs. After this, the government has come into action

Investigation of the case handed over to the SP

Following the complaint of the case, Janjgir-Champa Collector Yashwant Kumar has directed SP Pasrl Mathur to investigate the matter. SP Mathur, Additional SP Madhulika Singh has started investigating the case. Evidence was tested by taking the woman’s statement. Along with this, the police have registered an offense under sections 376, 509B, and 506 against IAS Janak Pathak in the case. On these allegations, IAS Janak Pathak tried to contact him to find out. However, he did not receive the phone earlier. Then his mobile switched off.

IAS used to send pornographic photos

According to the complaint, IAS Janak Pathak used to talk personally to the victim woman. Along with this, they used to ask for personal photos of the woman. Not only this, but the collectors themselves also used to send their pornographic photos. The woman alleges that when she realized the bluff on the part of the collector, she started making distance.

Relive took place on May 28
Janak Pathak, a 2007 batch IAS Janak, was posted as the Janjgir-Champa Collector in June 2019. Recently, his transfer order has been issued. On May 28, he appointed Yashwant Kumar as the Collector. IAS Janak Pathak has been posted in the Land Records Branch in the ministry.

Janjgir-Champa SP Pasrl Mathur said that after investigating the complaint of the victim, an offense under Section 376, 509B, 506 has been registered in this case.

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