Rajasthan`s `rape accused` Babu Lal Nagar not upset by Congress` suspension

A day after facing suspension from the Congress party, former Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Nagar reiterated his innocence.

Zee Media Bureau

Jaipur: A day after facing suspension from the Congress party, former Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Nagar reiterated his innocence on Tuesday.

Nagar is accused of raping a 35-year-old woman at his residence.

Terming it as a political conspiracy, Nagar claimed that his opponents hired a woman and lodged a baseless case against him.

He is, however, assured that the truth will be revealed.

Commenting on his suspension, Nagar said that he is not upset with the party`s decision and will continue to be its loyal worker.

53-year-old Nagar said the party is supreme for him, and added that he would not like anybody to point fingers at his party following the allegations of rape levelled against him.

"Senior leaders in the party took this decision (to suspend me) for the good of the party. I believe in all my leaders," said Nagar.

"Even though I am not a Congress member on papers, but I will keep working for the party," he added.

On Monday, a video clip released by the 35-year-old rape victim purportedly shows an "aide" of the ex-minister offering her huge money to withdraw the case but the former minister of State for Dairy and Khadi denied any such links.

The victim, who lodged a complaint of rape, released the clip to a TV channel alleging that a close aide of Nagar`s brother offered her Rs 2 crore to drop the case.

She also approached a court here on Monday demanding a fresh medical examination of Nagar and sought the presence of a magistrate during the fresh process, a lawyer said.

The woman approached the court of additional chief metropolitan magistrate on Monday, her lawyer Gyan Singh said.

"The rape victim fears the blood samples may have been swapped in connivance with doctors. Nagar is an influential man. He had earlier refused to undergo the test even when police served three notices on him, but he suddenly gave his consent," the lawyer said.

Nagar was accused by the woman of raping her at his government bungalow here on September 11. Nagar resigned on September 20 after a huge political uproar.

The Congress-led state government has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the case.

(With Agency inputs)

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