On a day of dramatic developments, sacked Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar on Saturday surrendered before police hours after a woman, who purportedly figured in an "objectionable" CD, filed a rape complaint against him, even as he was suspended from AAP.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that Kumar had offered her a spiked drink in his office in outer Delhi's Sultanpuri where she had gone to seek his help in procuring a ration card. The woman has alleged that after she fell unconscious, he raped her.
Earlier in the day, AAP's Political Affairs Committee suspended the 36-year-old first-time MLA from the party and refered the matter to its disciplinary committee. Kumar was removed from the council of ministers on August 31 by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the CD purportedly showing him in compromising position with a woman surfaced.
The MLA from Sultanpur Majra surrendered before the investigators at the office of DCP (Outer) in Pitampura where his statement was recorded, senior police officials said. In her complaint filed at Sultanpuri police station, the woman claimed the CD was made after Kumar became minister and that she did not know about it.
Recalling the day the alleged incident took place, the woman claimed she was asked to wait at the minister's office and then offered a cold drink which was spiked. After she lost consciousness, she was raped, the woman claimed. It is not immediately known what the woman told the police about when the alleged incident took place. Her statement is being recorded, Sanjay Singh, joint commissioner of police (Northern range) said.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that if the allegations were found to be true, then Kumar should be given "exemplary punishment". Kejriwal who is in Rome to attend Mother Teresa's canonisation tweeted:
If woman's allegations are correct, this is v serious. Strongest exemplary punishment shud be given to Sandeep https://t.co/P9TZuxJf1I— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 3, 2016
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