The woman in the CD claimed Kumar gave her a cold drink laced with drugs, after drinking which she lost consciousness.
NEW DELHI: Ex-AAP leader Sandeep Singh has been arrested after a police complaint today by a 40-year-old woman alleged that she was drugged, raped and secretly filmed about a year ago by the Delhi lawmaker, who was sacked by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the sex scandal.
The woman, said, she was approached by an NGO after the video became public and was advised to file a case.
“This incident happened last year after Sandeep Kumar had become a minister. The woman has filed a complaint at Sultanpuri police station and Sandeep Kumar has been booked for rape, amongst other charges,” said deputy Commissioner of Police Vikramjit Singh
The woman has told the Delhi Police that the nine-minute video that led to Mr Kumar’s removal as Delhi’s minister for women and child development, was filmed without her knowledge after he allegedly spiked her drink and forced himself on her.
In her complaint filed at Sultanpuri police station, the woman claimed the CD was made after Kumar became minister and that she did not know about it.
Recalling the day the alleged incident took place, the woman claimed she was asked to wait at the minister’s office and then offered a cold drink which was spiked. After she lost consciousness, she was raped, the woman claimed.
It is not immediately known what the woman told the police about when the alleged incident took place.
Her statement is being recorded, Sanjay Singh, joint commissioner of police (Northern range) said.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that if the allegations were found to be true, then Kumar should be given “exemplary punishment”.
“If woman’s allegations are correct, this is v serious. Strongest exemplary punishment shud be given to Sandeep,” Kejriwal who is in Rome to attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation tweeted.
The woman is from Himachal Pradesh but has lived in Delhi for almost 20 years. She is married and has four children. She has told the police that the video is from about a year ago, when she had met Mr Kumar because he had promised to get her a ration card.
Sandeep Kumar, 36, has denied that he is the man in the video and has alleged that he is being targeted because he is a Dalit. The Aam Aadmi Party suspended him from membership of the party this morning.
Soon after the case was registered, Mr Kejriwal said in a tweet, “If the woman’s allegations are correct, this is very serious. Strongest exemplary punishment should be given to Sandeep.”
In a video message to workers earlier Mr Kejriwal accused Mr Kumar of “betraying the Aam Aadmi Party and our movement.”
“We will never ever compromise on our core values. We will prefer to die than tolerate wrongdoings,” Mr Kejriwal said.
Sandeep Kumar is the third minister to be sacked by Mr Kejriwal since his government took office in February last year.
Jitender Tomar was asked to resign as Law Minister after he was accused of forging his college degree. In October, Asim Ahmed Khan was removed as Minister for Food and Environment following allegations of taking a bribe from a builder.
There are six ministers in the Delhi government who hold multiple portfolios. AAP is now looking for a Dalit lawmaker to replace Sandeep Kumar.
September 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm
This is a serious charge. The case must be investigated. Full investigative report should be disclosed to public and guilty punished severely. But, there are still ambiguities regarding the time of CD and the location. Everything must be cleared and transparency in trial of the person involved should be maintained.