New Delhi: A rape case has been registered against senior BJP leader and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain.
Nagaon police on August 2 registered a case against Rajen Gohain after a woman accused him of raping her. Gohain, a senior member of BJP, has been representing Nagaon Lok Sabha constituency since 1999.
Police officials said a 26-year-old woman, a resident of Deurigaon in Nagaon district, had written to the police on August 2 seeking registration of rape case against 68-year-old Gohain.
“Based on the complaint of a woman a case has been registered against Gohain at Nagaon Sadar police station. We are investigating into the case,” Nagaon SP Shankar
Brata Raimedhi said.
Police said the case (No 2592/18) has been registered under sections 417, 376 and 506 of the IPC. In her complaint, the victim said the BJP lawmaker raped her on several occasions.
Police said that the victim appeared before the police and her statement has been recorded. The SP said investigation into the case is going on to find out the truth. The union minister may soon be questioned by the police.
Gohain has been a BJP member since 1991, and served four terms as a Member of Parliament. On July 5, 2016, he was inducted to the Union Cabinet as a Minister of
State of the Railway Ministry.
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi has demanded immediate resignation of Gohain.
“It’s a grave allegation. Gohain should immediately tender his resignation as Railway Minister,” Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.
However, a controversial photo has gone viral which shows a person resembling Rajen Gohain in it. There has been no official confirmation on the picture.