BJP parliamentarian KC Patel has accused a woman lawyer in the Capital of honey-trapping and blackmailing him to cough up Rs 5 crore, threatening that she would make public a video clip of him in a compromising position.
The MP for Valsad in Gujarat filed a complaint with Delhi Police after the lawyer accused the lawmaker of rape.
Patel said the woman befriended him and took him to her home in Ghaziabad to meet her family. He alleged that she gave him a drink laced with sedatives and he fell unconscious.
“There were allegedly a few more people in the house but he couldn’t remember as he passed out after the drink,” a police officer said.
Patel approached police on Thursday, alleging that the woman drugged him, clicked photos and recorded videos, and blackmailed him to pay Rs 5 crore. She allegedly threatened to press rape charges against him if he refused to pay.
Police registered a case of extortion and began investigation on the basis of his complaint.
The woman too approached police the same day and alleged that the MP had raped her multiple times. But a case of rape was not registered, prompting the woman to allege police inaction in a lower court.
“The woman said she was sexually assaulted several times and she had taken photos and recorded videos as proof,” a police officer said.
It has been alleged that the woman filed a similar complaint against a Haryana MP three years ago, and she retracted her complaint later.
Special commissioner of police Mukesh Meena said: “It has come to light that there were similar allegations made by the woman before, but later retracted. I won’t disclose details. The probe is on.”
The woman told reporters that the MP had assaulted her too.
“I made a CD because he was threatening me and I wanted to keep it as a proof. Police refused to register my FIR so I had to move court.”
Lawmaker Patel denied the charges and accused the woman of running a racket that lures parliamentarians.
“These are all false allegations, I have full faith in law; will cooperate in the investigation,” he said.