Delhi : Three months after a complaint was filed by a woman, Delhi Police registered FIR against Lok Janshakti Party MP Prince Raj Paswan for allegedly raping a girl. Apart from MP, Prince is cousin of LJP supremo Chirag Paswan.
Delhi Police registered an FIR under IPC provisions relating to rape, criminal conspiracy, destruction of evidence at Connaught Place Police Station against Paswan. According to Media reports, FIR also includes name of Chirag Paswan.
Prince is a Member of Parliament from Samastipur in Bihar.
A senior police officer said the case was registered on the direction of court. “The court’s direction came on Thursday and a case has been registered under relevant sections at the Connaught Place Police Station,” the officer said.
LJP MP Prince Paswan booked on rape charges by Delhi Police: Officials— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 14, 2021
On June 17, Prince Raj had tweeted a statement denying what he called the allegations of “a certain woman making defamatory statements” claiming harassment and abuse.
“I categorically deny any such claim or assertion that has been made against me. All such claims are blatantly false, fabricated, and are part of a larger criminal conspiracy to pressurise me professionally and personally by threatening my reputation,” the MP wrote.
In her complaint, the woman, a former LJP officer-bearer, claimed she met Prince for the first time at the party office last year and they kept in touch. “I met him several times and in one such meeting, I picked up a water bottle from the table, but he said he would give me another bottle from inside. He gave me a glass of water and after consuming it, I fell unconscious,” she alleged.
“I regained consciousness and found my head on his shoulder. He told me I was unwell and then I returned home. I questioned him again as to what had happened with me, he then showed me a video recorded by him,” she alleged. “He was making physical relations with me and he ensured that his face is not be visible in the video. He proposed marriage to me and threatened me that he would put it [the video] online.”