Delhi Police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against Lok Janshakti Party‘s MP Prince Raj Paswan under rape charges.
The case has been registered under sections 376, 376 (2)(K), 506, 201, 120B of IPC based on a complaint by a woman, who accused him of raping her.
“The court’s direction came on Thursday and a case has been registered under relevant sections at the Connaught Place Police station,” said a senior police officer.
Raj met the victim for the first time in January 2020, who had also joined the party in 2019 as well.
As per police, both met at the Western court, Janpath, Delhi, where Raj allegedly sexually assaulted the victim after drugging her and made a video of the act and threatened her.
Raj then started visiting the victim’s house regularly. Sensing the victim’s efforts to get out of the forced relationship, he threatened her, the FIR copy stated.
According to the FIR, the victim also met senior party leader Chirag Paswan and informed him regarding the issue. Paswan also assured her of getting the entire matter resolved and she was persuaded to not file a case. No action was taken further, the victim alleged in the FIR.
Later in February 2020, after the victim left the party, Raj filed an FIR against the complainant. He kept the victim in illegal detention for over 14 hours and in collusion with the police, fabricated all the evidence available against him, the complaint stated.
In May 2021, a complaint was submitted by the victim in the Parliament Street police station, New Delhi. On seeing a lack of action by the police, a Delhi court issued instructions to the police station, and an FIR was registered.
Prince is a Member of Parliament from Samastipur in Bihar.
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