BJP MLA Harak Singh Rawat booked in rape case - Know what happened

The Uttarakhand Police on Saturday booked BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat after a complaint on charges of rape and harassment was lodged against him. 

Updated: Jul 30, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
BJP MLA Harak Singh Rawat booked in rape case - Know what happened

Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Police on Saturday booked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harak Singh Rawat after a complaint on charges of rape and harassment was lodged against him. 

According to report, the complaint was lodged by a 32-year-old woman at Safdarjung police station in New Delhi. 

The woman, who hails from Assam, alleged in her complaint that Rawat assaulted her sexually two year back.

Based on woman's complaint, the police registered a complaint against the BJP leader. 

Similar complaints have been registered against the leader in the past too.

Earlier in February 2014, an FIR was registered against Rawat for allegedly molesting a 30-year-old woman in New Delhi. Investigation is still on in the case.

Harak Singh Rawat, who was agriculture minister in Vijay Bahuguna’s cabinet, continued as minister when Bahuguna was succeeded by Harish Rawat.

Rawat was suspended from Congress earlier in May this year. He was one of the primary rebel Congress leaders, leading against Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. 

After his suspension, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.