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BJP MP KC Patel honey-trap case: Police interrogates accused woman

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 May 2017, 10:48 IST
BJP MP KC Patel honey-trap case: Police interrogates accused woman (ANI)

The woman accused of honey-trapping Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP K.C. Patel was taken in for interrogation by the Delhi Police today. The woman was taken into custody from her house here.

Earlier, Patel alleged that he was honey-trapped by a Supreme Court lawyer, who drugged him and shot a video of him in a compromised position.

The lawmaker from Gujarat alleged that he was accused of rape and the woman threatened to upload the video and photos online.

He said that he had registered a complaint with the Delhi Police against the woman for demanding Rs. 5 crores from him.

'I have full faith in justice and everything will become crystal clear. I am ready to cooperate fully with the police investigation,' Patel told the ANI.

The woman, however, said that she was first approached by Mittal on the pretext of giving her more cases for work. She said that she was raped many times.

'One day, I met K.C. Patel in the Supreme Court. First I didn't know who he was. He himself introduced himself to me as a BJP MP from Gujarat. He said that he wanted to discuss some case with me and that he needed an advocate,' she told ANI.

'He gave me his visiting card and asked me to meet him at his place and on the next day, I received a call from him. He had asked me to come and when I went to his house, he raped me,' she added.

Refuting Patel's claim, the victim said, 'I never demanded anything from him. He is deliberately making such accusations of hiding his misdeeds. He was neither drugged and even if he was drugged, how can he be in a state of mind to rape.'

She also alleged that the police was hand in glove with the Patel and deliberately did not register the case, despite visiting the police station several times.

'On March 15, I went to the police station to register the complaint, but they did not register. I was sitting idle at the station for several hours. On March 20, I again went to the station, but they again refused to file my complaint. Later on 6.30 p.m., I got a threatening call from the MP while I was in the station. How can someone know about this? It proves someone is leaking this to him,' she said.

The victim said that she has now filed a petition in the Patiala High Court seeking registration of the FIR against Patel. In the complaint, she also alleged that the Delhi Police failed to lodge a FIR against him.


First published: 2 May 2017, 10:48 IST