Woman files rape case against Uttarakhand leader Harak Singh Rawat

An FIR has been registered with the Safdarjung police in New Delhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2016 1:19 pm


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A woman has filed a rape case against ex-Congress leader from Uttarakhand, Harak Singh Rawat, ANI reported. The matter surfaced in the national capital on Friday night with an FIR being registered against him with the Safadarjung police.

Rawat has faced similar complaints in the past. In 2014, he was booked for allegedly molesting a 30-year-old woman, also in New Delhi, as reported by IANS. While the incident happened in September 2013, he was charged only the next year. According to the police, the woman has filed a written complaint, saying Rawat misbehaved with her and touched her inappropriately, when she met him.

Harak Singh Rawat was agriculture minister in Vijay Bahuguna’s cabinet. He continued as minister when Bahuguna was succeeded by Harish Rawat. However, in May 2016, he along with 8 other Congress MLAs, rebelled against the Uttarakhand government, the rebel leaders led by former CM Vijay Bahuguna. Harak Singh Rawat was expelled from Congress. Rawat was the second most powerful MLA to have rebelled.

As a result of the rebellion, President’s rule was imposed in Uttarakhand which was only lifted in July before the floor test, in which current CM Harish Rawat was able to prove majority.

Reports say that after Harak Singh Rawat’s expulsion, he joined BJP but there has been no confirmation on that.

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  1. A
    Jul 30, 2016 at 11:24 am
    Hi is with BJP hence pure ...No purest...
    1. A
      Amit C
      Jul 30, 2016 at 10:48 am
      From IE May 19th 2016lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Uttarakhand: Vijay Bahuguna, 8 other rebel Cong MLAs join BJPlt;br/gt;Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister M Vijay Bahuguna and eight other rebel MLAs of the Congress joined the BJP on Wednesday. The fate of these MLAs were in lurch after Congress won the floor test in Uttarakhand embly.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
      1. J
        Jul 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm
        hOW? hE IS NOW IN bjp AND dELHI pOLICE IS SLAVE OF bjp.
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          kamath Ramesh
          Jul 30, 2016 at 10:20 am
          This seems to be political vendetta. Harish Rawat and congress must have instigated someone to accuse him of rape. This mla has rebelled and caused to fall Rawat govt and imposition of president rule
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            Sankaran Krishnan
            Jul 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm
            Shame on these type of Politicians and let us not show any mercy to these type of human animals who behaved indecently and the only thing we must ensure is Public Hanging for his heinous crime with irrespective of the party he belonged - Congress or BJP of any X Y or Z party!!!
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