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Bhatere says he is innocent

FORMER MINISTER and BJP MLA Dileep Bhatere has alleged his detractors were behind a woman observing fast-unto-death and charging him with committing rape with her.

india Updated: May 21, 2006 14:33 IST

FORMER MINISTER and BJP MLA Dileep Bhatere has alleged his detractors were behind a woman observing fast-unto-death and charging him with committing rape with her.

Bhatere in a statement said the credentials of the woman Dileshwari Bedre of Temni village in Balaghat district could be gathered by visiting the village. The woman had accused him of raping her on August 16.

Bhatere said the fact remained that he was not present in Balaghat district on August 16. On that day he was in Bhopal in connection with birth anniversary celebration of Rani Avanti Bai.

He presided over the programme held at Manas Bhavan. Governor Dr Balram Jakhar was chief guest at the function, which continued till the evening. Mayor Sunil Sood and several other politicians like Koksingh Narvaria, Jalam Singh, Munna Singh, Raghuvir Lodha, Kanhaiya Bhateri, Ramgopal Rajput also attended the programme.

He said he lodged a complaint to the Superintendent of Police that those who had hatched conspiracy against him be exposed and brought to book.