New Delhi: In a major blow to Congress MP Shadi Lal Batra, a case has been registered against him after a woman accused him of raping her.
Delhi Police has registered a case against Shadi Lal Batra at New Delhi's Tilak Marg police station on a complaint of a woman lawyer.
The woman lawyer has alleged that the MP "sexually assaulted" her.
"The woman, who belongs to Haryana, has accused the MP of raping her. We have registered an FIR," said a senior police officer.
Shadi Lal Batra
76-year-old Shadi Lal Batra is a Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana. He is a senior leader of Congress party.
What allegedly happened with the woman?
In her complaint, the woman has alleged that Shadi Lal Batra had invited her to his residence at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad on September 24 with the promise of a job and raped her.
Batra promised job to her?
The woman alleged that the MP had assured her that he would get her a job since he enjoyed a high stature in his party, police said.
She has said that the MP allegedly spiked her drink and then sexually assaulted her, said a police officer.
She has also accused him of "threatening her against reporting the matter to police".
The police is currently investigating the matter.