Rape case: the sports director of the CRPF acquitted

A Delhi court acquitted CRPF sports director Khajan Singh and another person in an alleged rape case filed by a woman, noting that she had filed the complaint in a “fit of anger”.

The woman had accused Singh, an Arjuna award winner and Asian Games medalist, and coach Sarjeet Singh of raping her for three years between 2014 and 2017, and of threatening to make her nude photos go viral. She had filed the complaint in November 2020. The two had been suspended after a preliminary investigation by the CRPF. The investigator then approached the complainant to record her statement, but she made it known that she did not want to pursue the case. In her statement under Article 164 of the CrPC, she denied the allegations against the duo.

During the acquittal of the defendants, Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma noted that from the testimony of the prosecutor, “it is evident” that she was “neither raped nor threatened by the defendants”.

The court noted that she admitted that the complaint was “filed in a fit of anger” after being kicked out of the department’s wrestling team because of her indiscipline.

“The complainant, in her testimony, admitted that she filed the complaint in a fit of anger. She admitted to being instigated by her colleagues. In view of her testimony, the accused could not be found guilty of having raped her. Therefore, the defendants are acquitted, ”the court said.

The complainant filed an FIR on December 3 last year, accusing officers of secretly filming and blackmailing her.