Rajesh Das is an Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer of the 1989 batch of the Tamil Nadu cadre who was given three years imprisonment in June 2023 for sexually harassing a fellow junior woman IPS officer.
Rajesh Das was born on Tuesday, 31 December 1963 (age 59 years; as of 2022) in Odisha (then – Orissa), India. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He pursued a Master’s degree in Arts and a Master’s in Philosophy before pursuing a career in the Indian Police Services (IPS). IPS List He cleared the UPSC CSE exam in 1989 and was appointed as an IPS Officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre on 19 August 1990.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 85 kg
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper (Partially bald)
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Pranabandhu Das.
Wife & Children
He got married to Beela Rajesh in 1992 who later became an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer in 1997. The couple has two daughters named Pinky and Preethu.
He has held many important positions throughout his career such as Commandant in Tamil Nadu Special Police II Batallion, Avadi, SP in Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board, Chennai, SP in Thiruvallur district, Inspector General of Police in Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu, IG of Police, South Zone, TN, Commissioner of Police, Chennai Suburban Police, Inspector General of Police, Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu, Additional Director General of Police – SJ & HR in 2017, DGP Enforcement in 2020, and Special Director General of Tamil Nadu Police (Law and Order) in 2021 before he was suspended for allegedly harassing a junior woman IPS Officer in February 2021.
Harassing Junior Women IPS Officer
In February 2021, he was a member of the security team for the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami of the AIADMK party. On 21 February 2021, while he was posted as Special DGP and going to Ulundurpet District in his official car, he harassed the junior woman IPS Officer who was travelling alongside him in his car. The victim filed an FIR against him at CBCID-North under Villupuram district for offences under Sections 354A(2), 341, 506(1) of IPC and Section 4 of Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman Act, 1998. Later, a committee was set up to investigate the charges which found that charges were true. The victim also included the name of the Superintendent of Police, Chengalpet, D Kannan, for stopping her from her filing the complaint. After two years of hearings, on 16 June 2023, Villupuram Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) M Pushparani convicted Rajesh Das guilty of sexual harassment and convicted him under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Woman (Amendment) Act, 2002 as well. He was given 2 fines of Rs 10,000 each and two concurrent sentences of three years. Later, Rajesh was given bail to file an appeal. Live Law The Indian Express Outlook
- Allegedly, he was close to AIADMK CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami who believed that Rajesh would help him to win the elections; however, DMK supremo M. K. Stalin had announced a strict investigation for Rajesh while campaigning for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
- While serving as DGP, he was associated with many social work organisations.