Army officer held for alleged rape of Hyderabad woman not connected with DRDO: Defence ministry

The Defence ministry said a colonel-rank officer arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman in Hyderabad was in no way connected with the DRDO.

PTI May 26, 2017 20:04:32 IST
Army officer held for alleged rape of Hyderabad woman not connected with DRDO: Defence ministry

Hyderabad: The Defence ministry on Friday said that a colonel-rank officer arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman in Hyderabad was in no way connected with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Army officer held for alleged rape of Hyderabad woman not connected with DRDO Defence ministry

Representative image. AFP

"The concerned army officer Colonel Rishi Sharma is not working at the DRDO centre in Shamirpet, near Hyderabad, and is also in no way connected with the DRDO," the ministry said in a statement issued in Delhi.

Sharma was arrested by the Hyderabad police on 15 May. The police while giving details of the arrest the next day said the officer was on deputation with the DRDO.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Division) PV Padmaja maintained on Friday that Colonel Rishi Sharma is working on deputation as Administrative Officer at DRDO, Shamirpet.

Padmaja also said that following the arrest of the officer he was produced before a court in Hyderabad which rejected the army's request for trial in army court and send him in judicial remand.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Hyderabad Police registers case against BJP leader Tejasvi Surya for trespassing on Osmania University campus
India

Hyderabad Police registers case against BJP leader Tejasvi Surya for trespassing on Osmania University campus

The Karnataka MP who is also the BJP's youth wing president was in Hyderabad to campaign for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls to be held on 1 December

Hyderabad Civic Polls: BJP promises Rs 25k for flood victims, tablets for students, free metro rides for women
Politics

Hyderabad Civic Polls: BJP promises Rs 25k for flood victims, tablets for students, free metro rides for women

The manifesto, released by former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, said COVID-19 vaccine would be provided to all as per the suggestions of the Centre

Hathras rape case: CBI submits status report to Allahabad HC, says inquiry will be over by 10 Dec
India

Hathras rape case: CBI submits status report to Allahabad HC, says inquiry will be over by 10 Dec

The probe is taking time as forensic reports are awaited, CBI's counsel Anurag Singh told the Lucknow bench of the court