Former Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar booked on rape charge, surrenders to police

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 03 Sep 2016 06:38 PM
New Delhi: Former Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar was booked under rape charge (Section 376) on Saturday. The woman who was seen in the sex scandal video of  the suspended AAP leader had registered the rape complaint at Sultanpuri police station this afternoon.

Minutes after the complaint was lodged, the suspended AAP leader also arrived at the DCP's office in Rohini to surrender.

The victim has alleged that the recording was a year old when she met the controversial AAP leader at his residence to get a ration card issued.  "During the meeting Sandeep Kumar promised me a job," she said.

"I went to his residence to get a ration card issued. He offered me a cold drink which was spiked with sedatives. I became unconscious after which he sexually exploited me. I wasn't aware of the video recording. I want action against him. I am poor woman and because of him my image is spoiled. I want my identity not to be disclosed as I have small children," said the victim in her complaint.

She was taken for a medical test after recording her complaint before the police.

Meanwhile, replying to ABP News' tweet on the woman lodging complaint, CM Arvind Kejriwal said,"if woman's allegations are correct then this is is very serious. Strongest exemplary punishment should be given to Sandeep Kumar."

Earlier during the day, AAP suspended Sandeep Kumar from the party, days after he was sacked from the post of Women and Child Development minister over an "objectionable" CD in which he was shown in a compromising position with a woman.

On fellow party leader Ashutosh's stand on the issue, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "Ashutosh's opinion could be his own, but the whole party is very clear on it."

Ashutosh in a blog had said the legislator's "consensual act" was not wrong and his sacking from the cabinet was aimed at "perception management".

In the blog, he had also said the row over Kumar's "objectionable" video exposes the "hypocrisy of the society and hollowness of the media" and wondered why the seemingly obvious "consensual act" should create ripples in the media and politics.

After he was sacked from the ministry, Kumar had alleged that he was targeted under a conspiracy as he was a Dalit.

(With PTI inputs)