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Oracle
19 Jun 14,, 16:55
JAIPUR: A rape complaint filed some time back has returned to haunt Union minister of state Nihal Chand, the lone MP from Rajasthan to get a berth in Narendra Modi's council of ministers. A lower court on Thursday issued summons to 17 people, including him in a sexual assault case.

The court order came following a revision petition by a 20-year-old woman at the metropolitan magistrate's court (11) who accused her husband and his friends of sexually exploiting her. The court has asked all 17 of them to appear on August 20.

The woman in her petition said she belongs to Abubsher in Sirsa district in Haryana and was married to one Om Prakash of Hanumangarh district on December 20, 2010.

After marriage, the couple shifted to Jaipur and lived here at different places, including Vaishali Nagar. During this time, she was subjected to sexual exploitation by her husband and his friends, including the minister, she alleged.

She said Om Prakash used to lace her food with sedatives. After she lost consciousness she was subjected to sexual abuse. She alleged that once, Om Prakash's brother had also made sexual advances and when she informed her husband about this, he accepted that he was using her to advance his political and business interests.

The woman had filed a complaint in 2011 at Vaishali Nagar which named Nihal Chand as one of the persons who sexually exploited her.

The police, in 2012, had closed the case stating that there were discrepancies in the complaint forcing her to approach the court through a revision petition.

In the recently concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidate Nihal Chand defeated Congress pick Master Bhanwarlal Meghwal by 2,91,741 votes.

TimesofIndia (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Modi-minister-Nihal-Chand-summoned-in-rape-case/articleshow/36453742.cms)

Oracle
19 Jun 14,, 16:58
Should the MP not step down in favor of a fair probe? Should the BJP/Mr. Modi ask him to step down so that there are no conflict of interests? Apparently this is not what is happening.

Oracle
19 Jun 14,, 17:02
Some readings that might interest the readers here.

Nihalchand case may open a can of worms for police (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Nihalchand-case-may-open-a-can-of-worms-for-police/articleshow/36454086.cms)

NCW seeks action against rape accused Nihalchand, to approach PM (http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/ncw-seeks-action-against-rape-accused-nihalchand-to-approach-pm_940224.html)

BJP BACKS RAPE-ACCUSED MOS NIHAL CHAND, SURVIVOR CLAIMS THREAT TO LIFE (http://www.in.com/news/politics/bjp-backs-rapeaccused-mos-nihal-chand-survivor-claims-threat-to-life-52835232-in-1.html)

And this is the victim appealing to the current PM - Act against Nihalchand Meghwal: Rape victim appeals to PM Narendra Modi (http://news.oneindia.in/jaipur/act-against-nihalchand-meghwal-rape-victim-appeals-to-pm-narendra-modi-1467059.html)

lemontree
20 Jun 14,, 05:07
What else did anyone expect? I think the poll manifesto got twisted - from protecting women from rape to protecting rapists...lol.

Oracle
21 Jun 14,, 05:14
I expected the PM to take a stand. Not a good feeling knowing that I voted for him, just a month after the PM assuming office.