Bengaluru: A 38-year-old woman has filed a rape case against a BJP leader five years after the alleged incident occurred. The woman, who hails from Chitradurga, filed a private complaint before a city court, which directed the Upparpet police to register an FIR and investigate the case.
The woman, who runs an NGO, has alleged that BJP leader Venkatesh Maurya came in contact with her in 2010 and introduced himself as a BJP leader and a member of the National Executive Council of BJP’s SC Morcha.
The duo was in touch and the accused reportedly promised that he would help her get government grants for her NGO.
“In November 2011, the accused allegedly called her to a hotel in Gandhinagar, saying that a government meeting related to NGOs was going on there. When the women went there, he allegedly raped her.
Later, he promised to marry her and allegedly took Rs 35 lakh and jewellery from her. Only, a few years later, the woman realised that the accused was married and had two children, as per her complaint,” an official said.
Sources said that the couple had a relationship and their financial dispute was what led to the rape complaint now. “However, we have registered the FIR and are probing the case. We are gathering evidence and the accused will be arrested once we get clinching evidence,” sources said....