Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rakhi Birla’s father booked on rape charges

A case has been registered against the AAP leader Ram Pratap Goyal and Bhupender, father of Delhi Assembly Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla, under IPC section 376 D (gangrape) and 506 (criminal intimidation), police said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 8, 2016 9:39 pm
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Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rakhi Birla’s father and a local party leader has been booked for allegedly raping a 24-year-old married woman on the pretext of giving her a ticket for the MCD elections, police said on Tuesday. The party however termed the allegations as “baseless”. A case has been registered against the AAP leader Ram Pratap Goyal and Bhupender, father of Delhi Assembly Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla, under IPC section 376 D (gangrape) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said. According to the complainant, Goyal and Bhupender established physical relation with her, on the promise of giving her a party ticket for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, said a senior police officer. The complainant told police that she met Goyal at Sector 3, Rohini in north-west Delhi and they exchanged numbers. They remained in touch for nearly 4-5 months and was promised a party ticket for the MCD elections.

She said in her complaint that o0ne day Goyal called her near his office to discuss regarding the ticket. He then took her to a vacant flat of his friend and established physical relation with her.As per the woman, she was “exploited” by the accused at various places, including hotels and her own house and when she asked the leader about the ticket, he coaxed her to have intercourse with Bhupender. She in her complaint also mentions that she was forced to sleep with Bhupender at her house and at a hotel in Connaught Place on November 5,adding that the accused made a MMS of the crime and threatened to ruin her life. Police said that the accused also pestered the woman to establish physical relations with other men in order to get the party ticket.

Meanwhile, AAP Delhi convener Dilip Pandey said the allegation had no substance and was another attempt by BJP to tarnish AAP’s image. “Ram Pratap Goyal holds the post of block treasurer in Rohini. He is a respected leader. Neither, he nor Bhupender, remembers meeting the complainant at any point of time,” he said. Both the accused were unavailable for questioning and efforts are on to reach them, said the police officer.

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    Saptashwa
    Nov 10, 2016 at 9:49 am
    If that joker took her hotel and all, it is not difficult for Police the establish the link and prove case. It seems AAP is party of DESPOS, PERVERTS ..... lt;br/gt;If first button is wrong, how other buttons can fall into right place?
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      support good
      Nov 10, 2016 at 11:12 am
      What a joke this is, sponsored by BJP? lt;br/gt;Then this girl should be arrested first and sent for life long imprisonment. If she was ready to sleep with anyone for a MCD seat, is it legal? Why she is not arrested.
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        Cherub Walker
        Nov 8, 2016 at 9:49 pm
        lol wtf, please stop with this nonsense BJP. Please stop going after AAP MLAs and do good governance (like this 500/1000 invalidation).
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          suresh devaki
          Nov 9, 2016 at 5:39 am
          I think its all part and parcel of defaming aap. The act indicates that who supports to aap will be booked by putting varias cases. But most of the cases proved false by our honorable courts.
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            kanav aggarwal
            Nov 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm
            And one more thing.... people do have their brain ...they dont react to these kinds of shallow news... but do analyze the things why and who caused this....lt;br/gt;And looking at complainant photos i really doubt if anyone will be interested in her. :)
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              kanav aggarwal
              Nov 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm
              Non sense ... so that means girl wanted a trade... so she should file case of burglary or fraud .... not rape......this girl is definitely not a decent girl in my opinion.
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                Singh
                Nov 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm
                Real colour of AAP.
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