Sex CD row: Sandeep Kumar to produced before court as custody ends today
Ousted Delhi Minister and AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar will be produced before the magistrate court in Rohini today as his one-day police custody ends today.
New Delhi: Ousted Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sandeep Kumar will be on Monday produced before the magistrate court in Rohini as his one-day police custody ends today.
Sandeep, who has been mired in a sex scandal controversy, was on Sunday produced before a magisterial court in Rohini, which sent him to police custody till Monday on a Delhi Police plea for remand to quiz him in the case.
The former minister was arrested on Saturday night after a woman approached Sultanpuri police station in north Delhi with a complaint of sexual harassment against the former social welfare and women and child development minister following which a case was filed.
The woman, in her complaint, had alleged that she had been given a drink laced with drugs by the minister. The Delhi Police then booked Kumar under Section 376 (charges of rape) while the woman was taken for a medical examination for investigation.
She had alleged in her complaint that the CD was made after Kumar became a minister. The woman claimed she had gone to meet Kumar for his help in getting a ration card. She was asked to wait at the minister's office and then offered a cold drink which was allegedly spiked, news agency PTI said.
After she lost consciousness, she was allegedly raped. The woman claimed she did not know a CD had been made.
AAP had suspended Sandeep Kumar from the party on Saturday morning. The suspension came nearly four days after the decision to remove the 36-year-old minister was taken at a high-level meeting attended by top AAP leaders. Kumar was the former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development Minister.