5 member women’s committee to probe allegations against IAS Gaurav Dahiya

Gandhinagar: On the instructions of CM Vijay Rupani, a five member all women’s committee led by IAS officer Suaina Tomar was today constituted to probe the sensational allegations leveled by a woman against IAS officer of Gujarat cadre Gaurav Dahiya.

Chief Secretary Dr J N Singh told newsmen here. He said that the committee formed on the instruction of CM Rupani would also have two IAS official Mamta Verma and Sonal Mishra and a retired woman bureaucrat and one from non-government sector.

‘It will hand over its report/findings to the government as soon as possible which should take a maximum of one month’s time,’ he said.

Sources said that the CM has taken the matter quite seriously and sought a report about it.

Notably, separate investigation of the matter by police and departmental inquiry were also on.

A woman has alleged that 2010 batch and joint secretary in the General Administration Department (Planning) IAS officer Gaurav Dahiya had compelled her to marry him secretly and later tortured her for giving birth to a girl child.

The officer who was already married has denied the allegations saying that the lady was not speaking the truth and he has already given information about it to police and the department in June and February this year.

The woman has filed the complaint with the crime against women cell of Delhi police earlier this month which has now been transferred to the sector 7 police station of Gandhinagar. Dahiya was Director of the National Health Mission till recently and was on last Monday transferred to GAD.
The woman on the other hand in her complaint alleged that Dahiya had befriended her through Facebook while he was in Mexico in October, 2017 and she was a final year student in Delhi. Later he came closer to her and requested her to marry saying that he has filed a divorce petition against his first wife. But she was not willing to marry him as her parents were against it and she felt sympathy towards his first wife. The IAS had taken her objectionable pictures after drugging her during their stay in Shangrila hotel in Delhi and had threatened her to upload these on social media if she did not marry her. He also threatened to commit suicide if she did not agree. He also said that he won’t let her marry anybody else.Though her parents were also not willing ,they married in Tirupati Balaji temple on February last year. She alleged that when she gave birth to a girl child, he also tortured her saying that he wanted a male child.

Talking to newsmen today She said that she wanted justice. ‘When I married him, on the very first night I got to know that he did not want to make it public. He was not willing to give me photos of marriage not was interested in getting it registered. I somehow got a few photos from his phone which he was now calling morphed ones. He used to behave like a mad man even before marriage. He gave me money but never touched her daughter. After he came in touch with me he used to come to Delhi quite frequently. These details can be verified through his travel record. Also our going to Tirupati for marriage can be verified through flight related travel data. He is not meeting me for last 3 months. DNA test of my daughter could be done to verify whether he was her father or not. I don’t want my daughter to live an orphan’s life. He has already ruined me but I don’t want it to happen to her,’ She said.


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