Senior IAS officer gets 5 yrs RI for raping minor girl in Pune

Senior IAS officer gets 5 yrs RI for raping minor girl in Pune

Pune: A senior IAS officer was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old girl for three years and molesting three other minor girls by the district and sessions court here on Saturday.

The 1998-batch promoted IAS officer was posted as director-general of the Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research (MCAER), Pune.

After the incident came to light, the government had placed IAS officer Maruti H Sawant under suspension.

The case was registered with Sinhagad police station in March 2015.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him, police said.

UNI

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