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Victim in rape FIR on Langah : ‘Had to make video as cops won’t have registered complaint’ against SAD leader

“The first sexual assault was in 2009 at Kisan Bhawan, Chandigarh, where Langah threatened me and promised me a job. Being a widow and a mother of two small children, a job was a necessity for me. I was also scared of his political clout,” she has said

punjab Updated: Oct 01, 2017 12:05 IST
HT Correspondent
Sucha Singh Langah, SAD leader and former minister in Punjab government
Sucha Singh Langah, SAD leader and former minister in Punjab government (HT File)

The complaint of the rape victim against former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Sucha Singh Langah says he used both lures and threats to silence her. Langah, agriculture minister in the SAD-BJP government (2007-12), was on Friday booked in Gurdaspur on charges of raping a woman constable for nearly a decade.

The 39-year-old complainant claimed in the first information report (FIR) that she used to study in the same class as Langah’s daughter, Sarabjit Kaur, at the Bebe Nanki College in Gurdaspur. She has accused the 61-year-old politician of forcing her to have sexual relations with him for over eight years under threat of death.

Here is how it started and ended, according to the FIR:

“The first sexual assault was in 2009 at Kisan Bhawan, Chandigarh, where Langah threatened me and promised me a job. Being a widow and a mother of two small children, a job was a necessity for me. I was also scared of his political clout,” she has said. “He sent me a BMW car to the secretariat and called up a police officer. I was given a job (as police constable) on compassionate grounds. But he used my job to blackmail me then on.”

“He later promised to get me a plot at Chandigarh, Industrial Area. He said he had got agencies for many girls and will get one for me too.”

She has further alleged, “When my son met with an accident, he tried to warn me by saying the accident could even have been planned by someone. I felt he can hurt my family too.”

“Now I could not take it anymore. I had to make a video as cops would not have registered my complaint.”