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It is conspiracy of BJP against me: Gayatri Prajapati

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 February 2017, 7:39 IST

Reacting on the charges of rape filed against him, Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati on Friday claimed that it is a conspiracy of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against him in order to distract people's attention from the Assembly polls.

"It is a conspiracy against me. I don't even know who the lady is. Since the government has ordered such probe, I would accept it gladly," Prajapati told ANI.

The Supreme Court earlier today ordered registration of an FIR against Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Gayatri Prajapati in connection with a gang-rape and sexual harassment case.

The apex court also directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to file a status report in the case within a period of eight weeks.

A 35-year-old woman had accused Prajapati of raping her when she met him three years ago.

He also took some obscene photos of the victim and then threatened the woman to make the photos public and raped her for the past two years, according to the complaint.


First published: 17 February 2017, 7:38 IST