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Rape accused Akali leader Langah moves HC seeking anticipatory bail

Langah was booked by police on the night of September 28 following a woman’s complaint alleging that the Akali leader had raped her repeatedly since 2009.

punjab Updated: Oct 03, 2017 18:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Akali leader,Suchha Singh Langah,anticipatory bail
Akali leader Suchha Singh Langah (File Photo)

Akali leader Suchha Singh Langah moved Punjab and Haryana high court seeking anticipatory bail in the rape case registered against him in Gurdaspur.

Four days after he was booked on charges of raping a woman constable, Langah had on Monday dramatically surrendered at a local court in Chandigarh on Monday but the duty magistrate rejected his bid and asked him to go and surrender in Gurdaspur.

The Punjab police, which had been claiming that it was conducting raids across the state for the past three days, did not reach the district court complex to arrest Langah even though he remained there for several hours.

Langah was booked by police on the night of September 28 following a woman’s complaint alleging that the Akali leader had raped her repeatedly since 2009.

The victim had provided a video clip in a pen drive to the police to support her accusations.

Langah had termed the complaint as a “classic example of political vendetta perpetuated at the most political opportune moment when the by-election to the Gurdaspur Parliamentary constituency is under way.”

First Published: Oct 03, 2017 15:01 IST