Income Tax Officer booked for sexually exploiting minor girl in Patna

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Bihar Police arrested an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer serving as a joint commissioner in the income tax department for molesting a Sikkim girl at an institute founded by him. An FIR was registered by the victim on Tuesday at the Digha police station following which the police swung into action and have arrested the income tax officer.

The FIR has stated that she was molested by the officer inside her hostel room on the night of February 17. In a state of shock, she called up her father who arrived at Patna from Sikkim and lodged a complaint at the police station. Subsequently, Gupta was arrested, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Law and Order), Kotwali Patna, Shibli Nomani told Media. He said the coaching institute run by the officer provides free boarding and tuition to meritorious students from economically deprived backgrounds for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

Meanwhile, The income tax officer has refuted all allegation against him and alleged that he was being falsely implicated in the case as he had objected to the victim posting pictures of her on Facebook on Valentines Day. He also said that the victim’s father was blackmailing him for money.

The girl was preparing for medical entrance tests. Students from across the country are enrolled in the institute.

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