Superintendent of Police (SP) of a hill district in Assam has been charged under the POCSO Act for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage daughter of another senior police officer at a new year's party.
The SP threw the party on December 31 where a senior lady police official went with her teenage daughter, sources said on Sunday.
The Indian Police Service (IPS) officer allegedly sexually harassed the teenager in an inebriated condition inside a room of his official bungalow.
The girl's mother, who is a senior Assam Police Services officer, lodged a complaint along with her daughter at the All Women Police Station and "a case was registered on January 3 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act," a police source said.
The girl's statement has already been recorded but whether the SP has been questioned is not clear yet.
At the Crime & Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) website, the status of the FIR has been blocked with a message, "Case considered to be sensitive, cannot be displayed."
CCTNS is a project of the central government for creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-governance.
When contacted, Guwahati Police Joint Commissioner Debraj Upadhyay said, "Not in a position to reply as I am busy with the security of (Sunday's) Twenty20 match."
Phone calls made to the SP and the lady officer remained unanswered.