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Rape-accused Akali leader Langah surrenders in Gurdaspur, sent to 5-day police remand

Langah surrendered in the court of chief judicial magistrate Mohit Bansal at around 2:15 pm on Wednesday.

punjab Updated: Oct 04, 2017 19:46 IST
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Sucha Singh Langah at the Gurdaspur court, where he surrendered, on Wednesday.
Sucha Singh Langah at the Gurdaspur court, where he surrendered, on Wednesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Former Akali minister Sucha Singh Langah, on the run after a rape case was registered against him, on Wednesday surrendered before a court in Gurdaspur, which remanded him in five-day police custody.

According to the police, Langah surrendered in the court of chief judicial magistrate Mohit Bansal at around 2:15 pm. He was accompanied by two lawyers from Chandigarh and three local lawyers.

“The court today sent him (Langah) to five-day police remand after he surrendered before it,” Gurdaspur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bhullar said.

A lookout notice was also issued against the former minister in order to trace him.

“Investigating officers will now probe the rape charges registered against him,” the SSP said.

Langah was booked by Gurdaspur police on September 28 under sections 376 (rape), 384 (extortion), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC on the complaint of lady police employee who alleged that the Akali leader had raped her repeatedly since 2009. The lady constable has also submitted a 20 -minute video to cops.

(With PTI inputs)