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Uttaranchal sex scandal: CBI registers rape case against Rawat

July 25, 2003 20:51 IST
Last Updated: July 25, 2003 21:32 IST


The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a case of rape under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code against former Uttranchal minister Harak Singh Rawat after conducting preliminary probe into the 'unwed mother' episode that led to his resignation from the state Cabinet.

The case was registered after recording the statement of Indira Devi alias Jeeni, who alleged that he had established physical relationship with her against her wishes, CBI sources said.

Shetold the investigators the minister had promised her a job and lured her intothe relationship,against her wishes, the CBI first information report said.

The minister said he would fulfil his promise within a month and lodged her in a government house, according to the CBI.

Jeeni delivered a baby in a government hospital on June 15. The incident created a flutter in the assembly and the opposition BJP demanded a thorough probe into the case.

Uttaranchal Assembly witnessed high drama from June 18 after the opposition parties alleged Rawat fathered the baby, prompting Chief Minister Narain Dutt Tiwari to recommend a CBI probe.

Initially reluctant to carry out the probe, the CBI began investigations into the case on July 12 and questioned the former minister, other officials, Rawat's domestic servants and Jeeni.


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Sub: Rape case against minister.

As a rule, irrespective of caste, creed,colour, financial status etc. the punishment for Rape should be death by hanging (in public only )as it is ...


Posted by KEDAR MARATHE





Sub: Lets not be Oppertunistic

Its really shattering to read such a news and a feeling of insecurity creeps our mind as we think of days that we would be ...


Posted by Souvik Nayak





Sub: Govn. Action

Govt. should carry out DNA test of the child and catch hold the culprit.Send him to prison.


Posted by FMM





Sub: Women harassment

If a minister is doing all the people has to punished(not realistic) bcpz they had only selected this kind of useless..... to represent their area. ...


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Sub: Rape case registered against minister...

Its a good news that the case has been register against the minister. But its still to be seen that he is convicted for the ...


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