Assam DSP Arrested on Charges of Sexual Assault


Golaghat: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam, Kiran Nath, was arrested on March 17, 2024, on charges of sexual assault. Nath, who was stationed at the Lachit Borphukan Police Academy in Golaghat district, is accused of sexually harassing and torturing a 15-year-old domestic helper employed at his residence.

The arrest came after the minor victim filed a complaint with the police, detailing the alleged abuse. Assam Police promptly investigated the accusations and arrested Nath based on the evidence gathered.

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The director general of police (DGP), Assam, Gyanendra Pratap Singh while referring allegations of sexual misconduct towards the housemaid by a DSP posted at Lachit Borphukan Police Academy (LBPA) Dergaon said that police have registered a case (No 42) under section 376, 506, and Section 6 of POCSO Act at Dergaon in Golaghat district.

He further said, “DSP Kiran Nath, presently posted at LBPA, Assam has been arrested on the basis of evidence that has come up during investigation of the aforementioned criminal case.”

The DGP said that the Assam Police has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual misconduct. “Zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct amongst police personnel remains a cornerstone of the policy of Assam Police Headquarter,” he said.

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