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Gangtok, February 22, 2018
Ram Babu Gupta, Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax department, who was arrested on Tuesday on charges of molesting a student from Sikkim, has been sent to jail for 14 days.
Gupta, allegedly sexually molested the victim at the girls hostel in Patna, where she lived along with other girls from Sikkim.
The incident dates back to February 17, 2018 when the victim who was at the hostel was forcefully taken inside her room by the tax official and molested.
The victim, however, managed to escape and informed her parents in Sikkim who came to Patna on Monday after which an FIR was registered against Gupta at the Digha police station.
He was arrested on Tuesday night.
During investigations, it came to light that Gupta ran a coaching institute, Eklavya Super-30 for medical exams in Patna Boring Road area.
The victim along with 30 other girls from Sikkim were studying at this institute for past few months and were staying at the girls hostel provided by the institute in Digha.
Since, Gupta was the owner of the coaching institute, he used to frequently visit the girls hostel. It is then that he allegedly molested the victim in her room at the hostel on February 17.
In this case, the victim's medical examination was conducted and according to sources, the allegations of sexual molestation were found to be true.
The police after sending Gupta to jail said that they will soon be filing a charge sheet in this case for speedy trial. Owing to the fact that the victim is a minor, the police is also contemplating to charge the molester tax official under POCSO (Prevention of Crime Under Sexual Offences).
Gupta, though had claimed that he was innocent and the victim had falsely implicated him in this case as he had objected her posting her pictures on Facebook on Valentine's Day.
Source: India Today