UP Cabinet minister`s relative arrested over rape charges

Relative of a minister in the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has been arrested for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman in a moving car on January 23, a police official said.

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 18:06 PM IST

Ghaziabad: Relative of a minister in the
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has been arrested for allegedly raping a
Delhi-based woman in a moving car on January 23, a police
official said on Saturday.

"The victim in her complaint the next day had claimed
that a woman named Laxmi Devi called her to Ghaziabad on
pretext of providing her a job. When she reached at the old
bus stand there in the evening, Laxmi asked her to sit in a
car which was occupied by three or four persons,"
Superintendent of Police (Rural) M M Beg said today.

Three of them allegedly raped her in the moving car
and at last threw her in a jungle at Muradnagar, he said.

Laxmi was arrested following the complaint and her
interrogation led to the arrest of Sunil Tyagi last night, the
SP said.

Sunil is the son of Mahender Tyagi, who is the
brother-in-law of a UP Cabinet minister, Beg claimed, without
revealing the minister`s name.

Tyagi was produced in a local court here today which
remanded him to two days police custody.

PTI