Rape case: Non-bailable warrant issued against Gurgaon deputy mayor

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2015 15:34 IST
Gurgaon deputy mayor Parminder Kataria. (HT file photo)

A non-bailable warrant was issued on Tuesday against Gurgaon deputy mayor Parminder Kataria, who was booked in a rape case on October 24 and has been absconding since then.

Kataria was booked on charges of rape and criminal intimidation after a 36-year-old woman alleged that he had repeatedly harassed her sexually by making false promises of marriage and a job in the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

The non-bailable warrant was issued after the woman wrote to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar recently, seeking action against the police for allegedly conniving with Kataria and failing to arrest him on her complaint.

A few days after lodging the complaint on October 24, she had, however, retracted her statements claiming that the deputy mayor had threatened to kill her and her children. There has been no further action from her part until the recent letter to the CM. The role of the police came under scrutiny after the woman claimed that they did not question or arrest the accused for over 15 days. However, according to the police, despite several raids at all possible locations, Kataria could not be arrested.

DCP(East) Deepak Saharan said, “We have formed three teams and officers have been deployed at all possible locations to arrest him. Kataria’s family members have not given us any information so far and he has not contacted anyone since he has left the city.”

She had earlier claimed that Kataria had visited Agra with her where he showed her fake divorce papers to win her confidence.

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