Former Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker Sandeep Kumar was on Monday sent to three-day police remand by Tis Hazari Court in Delhi in connection with a rape case filed against him by a woman. The Delhi Police also detained his personal secretary who is accused of circulating a CD which showed Kumar in a compromising position with a woman.
He has been booked under section 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit an offence) of IPC, under section 67A of IT Act (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act) and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration for an official act).
The issue came to light after Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal suspended Kumar from the party after the contents of CD became public. Kejriwal said that it was a priority for him that his ministers enjoyed a healthy public reputation. However, Sandeep Kumar alleged that he was being targeted because he came from Dalit community.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that around 11 months ago she was raped by Kumar when she had gone to his office in Outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri seeking help to obtain a ration card.
She has alleged that Kumar had offered her a spiked drink and when she fell unconscious, she was taken to his house adjacent to the office and raped.
The woman alleged that Kumar had told her that he will get a ration card for her and ensure jobs for her children.