Setback for Kejriwal, MLA Rakhi Birla's father, AAP member accused of gang-raping Delhi woman
In more embarrassment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders have been accused of gang-raping a woman.
New Delhi: In more embarrassment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders have been accused of gang-raping a woman.
Notably, one of the rape accused is Bhupendra Singh Bidhlan, father of AAP MLA Rakhi Birla.
The alleged rape victim has filed a police complaint at Tohini (South) Police Station alleging, the two AAP members, Ram Pratap Goyal and Bhupendra sexually assaulted her on the pretext of getting her a party ticket.
The case has been registered under Sections 376D and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.
No arrest has been made so far in the alleged rape case.
Earlier, ex-Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar was arrested after a woman had lodged a complaint at Sultanpuri police station in North Delhi alleging sexual harassment by the former social welfare and women and child development minister. Kumar was granted bail by a Delhi court on Monday.
In fresh trouble for ruling AAP in Delhi, the Election Commission last week issued show cause notice to its 27 MLAs on a fresh petition seeking their disqualification for allegedly holding office of profit.
The 27 MLAs include seven legislators against whom the EC is already considering a similar plea for holding the office of parliamentary secretaries.
The list also includes Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, his deputy Rakhi Birla, former deputy speaker Bandana Kumari and estranged AAP MLA and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Pankaj Pushkar.