Chandigarh: A local court here on Saturday framed gang-rape charges against Haryana's commissioner and secretary in fisheries department N K Jain in an eight-year-old rape case.
Jain, a 1978 batch Haryana-cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was Chandigarh home secretary at the time of the incident.
Charges of criminal conspiracy and putting a person in fear of accusation of offence to commit extortion were also framed against Jain in the court of additional district and sessions judge R N Bharti. The case is slated for next hearing on August 23.
According to the police, Jain was booked in August 2002 for hatching a conspiracy to frame city-based industrialist M K Jain in a rape case.
One of N K Jain's accomplice, Surinder Kumar, was booked for rape while three others - Ram Lal, Narveer and Baldev Kumar - were booked for conspiring with him.
A 21-year-old girl, resident of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, was allegedly raped and thrown out of a car in an unconscious state in Sector 44 here on August 14, 2000.