Refuting allegations of ill-treatment hurled against him by his two maids, Pramod Jaiswal, brother of Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, on Tuesday alleged the girls were instigated by his brother's political opponents to file a case against him.
It was a political conspiracy to defame him and his brother, Pramod Jaiswal, President of Kanpur Udyog Vyapar Mandal and a Congress activist, told reporters in Kanpur.
"They (my brother's political opponents) have instigated the girls to register a police complaint against me," he said.
Poonam and Asrita, both maids hailing from Jharkhand, have accused Pramod of ill-treating them and not allowing them to return to their homes.
They have claimed that Pramod had employed them on a salary of Rs 2,000 per month but they have not received a single paisa so far.
Rubbishing the allegation, Pramod presented copies of salary receipts before the media.
He said the girls' parents had told police that their daughters were not tortured and they ran away from his house as they were feeling home sick.
The girls have been sent back to their homes, he said.
On the complaint of the two girls, a case was registered against Pramod under section 342 IPC (wrongful confinement) and other sections of SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act on May 14.