Delhi Police is probing other cases of alleged “sexual assault” against sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar after he disclosed that he had been involved in similar acts with “many other women” in the past and recorded them too.
Kumar was arrested on Saturday following a complaint by one of the woman who figured in a sex tape that was leaked to media last week.
Kumar was presented at the Tis Hazari courts complex on Monday before special Judge Poonam Chaudhary remanded him to three-day police custody during in-camera proceedings.
Police told the court in its plea seeking custody of Kumar that he “has disclosed that he has committed sexual assault with the woman and recorded this act as well”.
“He has disclosed that he has done such similar acts with many other girls, which needs further investigation,” they stated.
Police sought four-day custody of Kumar on the grounds that it needed to conduct sustained interrogation to find out various other facts about the women whose clips and pictures were telecast by news channels, to recover the case properties, arrest other co-accused and find out the places of incident.
The woman who filed the complaint against Kumar alleged that the former minister had invited her to his office-cum-residence in Sultanpuri after she approached him for assistance in acquiring a ration card. It was at this meeting that he allegedly drugged her, forced himself on her and filmed the whole incident.
Police said Kumar told the woman that he would provide her a ration card and job to her sons, and offered her a cold drink, consumption of which left the woman dizzy.
Taking advantage of her, Kumar committed the “sexual assault”, police added.
Co-accused Parveen, who is Kumar’s childhood friend, has also been detained. Kumar apparently did not cooperate with the police in giving them Parveen’s address.
The proceeding, which was to take place before a magistrate court in Rohini courts, was changed to Tis Hazari after Delhi Police booked Kumar under section 7 (public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act) of Prevention of Corruption Act, which can be tried by a special court dealing with corruption cases.
Kumar is booked for punishment for rape, causing hurt by means of poison and with intent to commit an offence under the pertinent sections of the Indian Penal Code.
He was also charged under the Information Technology Act for punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit content in electric form.
Kumar was sacked on Wednesday after the sex tape was made public. However, Kumar claimed he had resigned on his own and alleged that he was being targeted for being a Dalit. His wife Ritu Kumar also came out in his support.