UP: Home guard alleges commandant sought sexual favours, officer denies charge

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Shahjahanpur (UP), Mar 17 (PTI) A home guard posted here has accused the district commandant of trying to force him into having sex with him, a charge denied by the officer, who claimed that the home guard was levelling 'baseless allegations' as he was reprimanded for being absent from duty for days.

Speaking to reporters, the home guard also alleged that the commandant takes Rs 1,000 from him every month.

In a complaint sent to the director general (home guards) a fortnight ago, the home guard, who is posted in Chinnor here, alleged that the district commandant has been putting pressure on him to give him (commandant) a massage, cook for him and have sex with him.

The home guard told reporters that the commandant also takes Rs 1,000 from him every month.

He also claimed that the commandant took money from three other home guards to reduce their age on paper, allowing them to work even after retirement.

However, the accused district commandant dismissed the allegations and claimed he is 'completely innocent'.

The home guard was absent from duty from February 20 to 27, he claimed 'After a complaint was received, the home guard was reprimanded and this made him angry. He is levelling baseless allegations. The matter is being probed,' the officer said.

Divisional commandant of home guards, Bareilly, Vinay Kumar Mishra told PTI on phone that as part of the probe, a notice was sent to the home guard on March 1 to present his side of the story but he did not turn up.

'The home guard has been called again on March 18. Further action will be taken after knowing his side of the story,' Mishra said. PTI CORR NAV DIV DIV