Former SAD Punjab minister Sucha Singh Langah moves both Punjab and Haryana courts for anticipatory bail in the rape case registered against him in Gurdaspur

Chandigarh, Oct4: Former Punjab minister Sucha Singh Langah today moved the Punjab and Haryana High court for a transit anticipatory bail in the rape case registered against him in Gurdaspur. Yesterday, the former minister had presented himself before a Chandigarh Court to surrender but Duty Magistrate Hirdejeet Singh rejected his plea and directed him to surrender before a Gurdaspur Court, saying the matter did not fall under its jurisdiction.

Langah had termed the FIR registered against him a deep-rooted conspiracy and said that all the cases were false and politically motivated. On September 29, a case was registered against Langah on the complaint of a woman constable who alleged that the former minister had been raping her repeatedly since 2009.

The victim had provided a video clip to the police to support her accusations. Langah was booked under Sections 376 (rape), 384 (extortion), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at the Gurdaspur City police station. Punjab Police today issued a lookout notice against the former minister in the rape case

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