Published On: Sat, Mar 4th, 2017

UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati, accused of rape

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Airports across the country have been alerted about the possibility of UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati, accused of rape, trying to flee the country.

A letter of cancellation is a technical term used for alerting immigration authorities about any possible move by a suspect to leave the country. A Letter of Cancellation (LC) will soon be opened against him and all airports have been alerted to prevent the 49-year-old Prajapati from fleeing the country, official sources said.

Whenever passport of the suspect comes for immigration clearance at any exit point of the country, the computer screen warns the official to not let the person leave.

The UP Police has registered an FIR against the ruling Samajwadi Party politician, who continues to elude them, for allegedly gang-raping a woman and molesting her daughter with his aides. The FIR was filed recently following a directive of the Supreme Court after the alleged victim woman approached it.

The Sashtra Seema Bal (SSB), guarding Uttar Pradesh’s border with Nepal, has also been alerted about the possibility of such a move by Prajapati.A relative of the woman has alleged that a UP Police officer, who had come to AIIMS to record the victim’s statement, threatened to kill them in a fake encounter.

In a complaint filed at Hauz Khas police station, one of their kin has alleged that a DSP-rank officer of the UP Police yesterday barged into a ward at AIIMS, where the victim’s 16-year-old daughter is admitted, threatened them and snatched their mobile phones.

The victim’s daughter, who was also allegedly sexually assaulted by the minister, is undergoing treatment in a restricted ward of AIIMS. “The lady officer pushed the girl who is undergoing treatment and pestered the mother to record the statement.”

“When we objected to it, the officer threatened to get us killed in a fake encounter,” alleged the complainant, who claimed to be a cousin of the victim.

Delhi Police sources said that policemen had gone to AIIMS yesterday upon receiving a PCR call from the victim’s family. However, they found nothing that substantiated their allegations about their phones being snatched and they being threatened by the UP Police.






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