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FIR against Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat for molestation

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 05:08

Zee News Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Police has booked senior Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat for allegedly molesting a 30-year-old woman here last year.

“Harak Singh Rawat has been booked for molesting a woman at his house in Safdarjung area in south Delhi. The incident happened in September last year,” said a police officer.

The woman, who is a resident of Meerut had on Monday submitted a written complaint at Safdarjung Enclave Police Station alleging that Rawat had misbehaved with her and touched her inappropriately, when she met him in September 2013.

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

"She claims that she was in touch with Rawat for a job. He had called her to Delhi in September and when she met him, he allegedly misbehaved with her. Following which she somehow managed to flee and reached her home," said a police official.

Although the woman could not explain the delay in reporting the case, police have registered an FIR under section 354 and 506 in this regard.

"We had received the complaint yesterday and after examining it, an FIR has been registered today. Further investigation is underway," said a senior police official.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 05:08

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