Ruckus in Haryana assembly over alleged rape in Gurgaon

The Haryana Assembly today witnessed bedlam over the alleged rape of a girl in Gurgaon in a car which the Opposition alleged belonged to Home Minister Gopal Kanda, a charge denied by the latter.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 19:23 PM IST

Chandigarh: The Haryana Assembly today
witnessed bedlam over the alleged rape of a girl in Gurgaon in
a car which the Opposition alleged belonged to Home Minister
Gopal Kanda, a charge denied by the latter.

The House was adjourned for over 30 minutes by Speaker
Harmohinder Singh Chatha following the ruckus created by
members belonging to both ruling Congress and opposition INLD
over the alleged incident.

Soon after the Question Hour, acrimonious scenes were
witnessed in the House with Congress and INLD members engaged
in heated exchanges over the incident reported by some
television news channels.

Some members of both the parties entered the well and
challenged each other forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House
for half-an-hour.

Earlier, INLD members, led by former Chief Minister Om
Parkash Chautala, staged a brief walkout in the House over the
issue.

Soon after the Question Hour, Chautala was on his feet
saying "I came to know by watching certain electronic news
channels that a girl was raped by few persons in a car which
belonged to the Haryana Home Minister."

"The law and order has completely collapsed in the
state," an agitated Chautala said.

Kanda vehemently denied the charge that the car
belonged to him. "I don`t know the driver of the car and the
persons involved in the crime," he said.

The House witnessed pandemonium as a series of heated
exchanges took place between INLD and Congress members.

Congress MLA Naresh Sharma and INLD`s Bahadur Singh
challenged each other to come out of the House to settle the
matter.

Intervening, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda
said "those guilty (behind the car incident) will not be
spared."

"The matter is grave and it will be probed. The guilty
will be punished," Hooda assured the House.

However, Chautala demanded setting up of a committee of
the House to probe the incident which was rejected by the
Speaker.

Kanda then challenged Chautala "if the Registeration
Certificate (RC) of the car allegedly involved in the crime
is in my name, I am prepared to resign. Otherwise, he should
quit as a member of the House."

PTI