Senior IAS Officer Jitendra Narain, Accused of Sexual Assault, Suspended

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday suspended senior IAS officer Jitendra Narain, who was accused of sexual assault by a woman, with immediate effect.

The MHA, in a statement, said it received a report on October 16 regarding the sexual assault charges against Narain, a 1990-batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre, from Andaman & Nicobar Police.

“As the report indicated the possibility of grave misconduct and misuse of official position on the part of Sh. Jitendra Narain, IAS (AGMUT:1990), the Union Home Minister directed to take immediate strict action against the officer concerned as per law. Accordingly, Sh. Jitendra Narain, IAS (AGMUT:1990) has been placed under suspension with immediate effect and disciplinary proceedings have been ordered against him,” the MHA release said.

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