Rape allegations against MLA Bains: AAP demands probe, security to complainant
Party’s Ludhiana unit submits memorandum to police commissioner.Updated: Nov 20, 2020, 22:57 IST
The district unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday submitted a memorandum with the commissioner of police, seeking action against Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) president and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains for allegedly raping a widow.
On November 16, a woman had accused Bains of raping her and threatening to kill both her sons.
Following this, commissioner of police Rakesh Agrawal had marked an inquiry to joint commissioner of police (rural) Kanwardeep Kaur in this regard.
Demanding security for the complainant, the AAP leaders, including Amandeep Mohi, Tejpal Gill and Suresh Goyal, said a fair inquiry should be conducted in the case and the guilty should be brought to book.
They said the woman’s police complaint against Bains had brought to fore his real face, even as he claims to work for the betterment of society.
Mohi said, “Senior Congress leaders of the district and state are mum on the issue, which proves that Bains enjoys the Congress party’s support. The complainant should be provided security, as Bains will make every possible effort to pressure her.”
Gill said, “We have demanded that the inquiry be marked to a senior police official. Further, Bains should be summoned to inquire about the messages and calls to the complainant.”
Despite repeated attempts, Bains was not immediately available for comments. However, LIP chief spokesperson Gagandeep Singh (Sunny) Kainth said Congress and SAD were trying to frame Bains in a false case to reap political benefits. “This is being done to divert the attention of Punjabis from ‘Lok Adhikar Yatra’ of LIP. The truth will come to fore in a few days,” he added.