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Arjuna awardee CRPF officer found guilty of sexual harassment charges, faces dismissal
Khajan Singh
File Photo/ courtesy: X/Khajan Singh

Arjuna awardee CRPF officer found guilty of sexual harassment charges, faces dismissal

| @indiablooms | 27 Apr 2024, 12:53 am

New Delhi/IBNS: A high-ranking officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been served notice for dismissal from service after he was found guilty of sexual harassment, media reports said.

Khajan Singh, who was serving as the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) rank chief sports officer of the CRPF, allegedly harassed women personnel in the paramilitary force.

Following the allegations by the women, the CRPF investigated the matter and found him guilty.

The country's largest paramilitary force then reported to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which asked the Home Ministry to dismiss him.

"An enquiry was conducted by the CRPF against the officer. Following due process of law, action was taken, and a report was submitted to the UPSC. Now, the UPSC recommended his dismissal. The MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) has also approved it. The CRPF has issued dismissal notice to the officer," a senior officer was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Before becoming CRPF chief sports officer, he had won a silver medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games in the 200 metres butterfly event, which was India's first medal in swimming at the event since 1951.

Khajan Singh, who is posted in Mumbai, has not given a statement yet. He has been given 15 days to respond to the dismissal notice.

He had earlier denied the allegations as "absolutely false" and made to "spoil his image".

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