TNN | Jun 19, 2014, 02.06AM IST

AJMER: Former SHO of dargah police station Vijay Singh Choudhary was arrested by police on Wednesday under charges of criminal breach of trust by a public servant in a rape case filed by a transgender on June 10. Choudhary is charged with taking Rs 40,000 from the transgender before she was arrested.

The district police confirmed on Wednesday that half of the story of the transgender that money was stolen from her was was true but remained adamant on the second charge that she was raped and said the matter is under investigation. Previously Choudhary was removed from dargah police station last week and sent to police lines and investigation officer IPS Gaurav Yadav arrested him.

Police charged Choudhary with breaching of trust when the possessions of the transgender which was kept in the police station was not returned back when she was released. “We took statements of policemen posted in te dargah police station and found that SHO Vijay Singh Choudhary took Rs 87,000 from the transgender when she was arrested and showed only Rs 47,000 on record. We found it to be a crime of breach of trust under Section 409 of the IPC” said SP Mahendra Singh Choudhary.

He further denied that any conclusion has been arrived on the rape accusation by the transgender and said that nothing came out during the investigation so far. “We are still waiting for the FSL report to reach a conclusion but it is certain that there was no rape of the victim in the police station on the night of June 5 when she was in custody and was under arrest,” Choudhary claimed.

Choudhary said that there is no sign of wounds on private parts of the transgender who stated that she was raped. “The wounds on her other body parts are just because she fought with the policemen on June 4 on main road,” Choudhary further said.

The victim accused that when she was arrested she was having Rs 87,000 in her possession and also three Rs 500 notes with the series bearing 786 but when she was released police handed her only Rs 47,000 and kept remaining Rs 40,000 with them.

Meanwhile, sources said with arrest of SHO Choudhary, the police are going to close the case and give a clean chit to the accused who are charged with sexual abuse and rape. But PUCL, an NGO which came out in support of the transgender, gave a memorandum to the SP to arrest all accused in the case.

The incident happened when the transgender from Mumbai came to offer prayers in the dargah. She was accused of beating up a constable June 4 in the dargah bazaar along with seven other transgenders. Later all accused were sent to jail by a court. On June 9, when the transgender came out on bail, she filed a report to the police alleging that ASI Laxmi Narayan and two other constables of raping her in the dargah police station on the night of June 5.

She was taken for medical examination twice and also for sonography and it was confirmed that the victim transplanted female part in 2009. Her statement was also recorded in the court while police recorded statement of other witnesses.

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