FIR against Gayatri Prajapati in gang-rape case following SC order
New Delhi [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): After the Supreme Court's order, an FIR was registered against Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati on Saturday in gang-rape and sexual harassment case.
Refuting the charges of rape filed against him, Prajapati on Friday claimed it is a conspiracy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against him in order to distract people's attention from the Assembly polls.
"It is a conspiracy against me. I don't even know who the lady is. Since the government has ordered such probe, I would accept it gladly," Prajapati told ANI.
The Supreme Court earlier on Friday ordered registration of an FIR against Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati in connection with a gang-rape and sexual harassment case.
The apex court also directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to file a status report in the case within a period of eight weeks.
A 35-year-old woman had accused Prajapati of raping her when she met him three years ago.
He also took some obscene photos of the victim and then threatened the woman to make the photos public and raped her for the past two years, according to the complaint. (ANI)