Former Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Jitendra Narain (IAS:1990:AGMUT) was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Andaman and Nicobar Police for his involvement in a gang rape case on Thursday. The move comes after a session court rejected his anticipatory bail plea earlier in the day. He was arrested from his home in Port Blair by the SIT which was instituted to probe the alleged gang-rape of a 21-year-old woman in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Earlier this month, the SIT grilled Narain for the third time in connection with the case. As a result of the allegations of alleged sexual assault, Narain was suspended with “immediate effect” by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on October 17.
On October 16, the MHA received a report regarding the alleged sexual assault from the Andaman and Nicobar Police. It took the action on the orders of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.