An FIR has been lodged against Prajapati which was sought by the Supreme Court after UP police refused to file one before. SC also ordered a status of investigation in the cases. The Uttar Pradesh police has been given eight weeks time for the same.
Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party MLA, Gayatri Prajapati has been booked in cases of gang rape and sexual harassment on Friday. An FIR has been lodged against Prajapati which was sought by the Supreme Court from the Uttar Pradesh police. SC also ordered a status of investigation in the cases. The Uttar Pradesh police has been given eight weeks time for the same.
According to Times Now, the 35-year-old woman had complained in 2016 about Prajapati saying she met him three years ago and he raped her for the past two years. He took obscene photos of her and threatened to make the photos public. The state police was refusing to file any such report and therefore, the apex court ordered the FIR against Prajapati because the state police were refusing to file a report against the Samajwadi Party leader, said Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah.
Prajapati said that this was a BJP conspiracy against him and the truth will come out soon. But said that he respects SC’s decision.
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Who is Gayatri Prajapati?
Prajapati is a SP leader in Akhilesh Yadav cabinet in UP. In the past Prajapati was under Lokyukta scanner for the alleged misuse of his position to amass assets worth crores.
Recently, Election Commission had censured the Samajwadi Party minister in another case for violation of the model code of conduct under a rule which prohibits ‘corrupt practices’ and ‘bribing of voters’. The EC in January 2017, also asked why should Prajapati not be booked for an FIR filed against him in Fatehpur police station for a consignment containing 4,452 sarees being seized, for which Prajapati was the receiver. The driver alleged that the sarees were to be delivered to Gayatri Prajapati so as to distribute among the voters in Amethi.
UP elections will take place in 7 phases. There are a total of 403 constituencies and a party needs 202 seats to prove majority. SP led by CM Akhilesh Yadav is currently the ruling party. This year SP has allied with Congress to form the party if they win.