Jharkhand Health Minister’s Former Driver Arrested On Charges Of Sexual Harassment

Jamshedpur 22nd July 2021: Munna Singh, the former driver of Health Minister Banna Gupta, has been arrested by the police on charges of sexual harassment. The accused was arrested in Mango on Wednesday.

A 34-year-old woman had recently approached Senior Superintendent of Police M Tamil Vanan and complained of inaction by the Kadma police station in arresting Gupta’s former driver. The police swung into action after the complaint.

Mother of two mine girls, the victim was also allegedly harassed by the driver, Munna Singh, repeatedly after a case was registered with the Kadma police station against the accused on the instructions of the civil court.

Though a case was registered against the accused a month back, the police were yet to arrest the accused, due to which the victim wanted to meet senior SP M Tamil Vanan.

However, realizing the seriousness of the matter, the police arrested the accused from Mango and sent him to jail.

The victim said that the Kadma police had not accepted the FIR that she wanted to file against Munna in April, due to which she had to approach the court in May.

“The action was taken after filing a complaint petition in the court and providing evidence of physical abuse and cheating of Rs 6 lakh,” the victim said.

“Initially, the Kadma police station did not accept my FIR, and when I filed the complaint in the court, the court directed Kadma police station to register the case, the police were not arresting the accused. I wanted to know from a senior police officer why the accused was not being arrested,” said the victim.

According to the victim, the accused Munna had befriended her in the year 2012 and had a physical relationship with her on the promise of marriage.

“Munna not only physically abused me but also took Rs 6.5 lakh on the pretext of digging. But after getting the money, he ended the relationship and avoided returning my money,” she said.

The victim, a resident of the Bhatia area in Kadma, said that ever since the case has been registered at the Kadma police station, accused Munna Singh is going to her house and pressuring her to withdraw the case.

Kadma police station OC Manoj Thakur admitted that a case has been registered against Munna Singh on a complaint in a divorcee’s court.

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