AAP Candidate Shailendra Singh, 3 associates allegedly Rape Woman over an year.
GWALIOR: A woman has filed a complaint
alleging that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Guna-Shivpuri Lok Sabha seat
Shailendra Singh Kushwaha and three office bearers allegedly raped her at least
three times over a period of more than a year, the police said.
Aap Madhya Pradesh state secretary Akshay Hunka reached Gwalior today to look
into the matter and termed the allegations as "politically motivated,
aimed at tarnishing Kushwaha's image".
The 30-year-old complainant said that she was associated with Anna Hazare's
anti-corruption movement and had later joined the AAP.
She alleged that Kushwaha and three other office bearers, identified as Gwalior
district AAP convenor Himanshu Kulshreshta, AAP district secretary Abhijit Wagh
and AAP district spokesperson Manuraj Saxena raped her at least thrice, about a
year ago, the police said.
The woman claimed that she went to Raipur later and came back to file a
complaint at the Kampu police station on Wednesday, after suffering for almost
She said that she lodged a police complaint only after she reported the matter
to AAP leaders in Delhi, who did not help her.
Meanwhile, additional superintendent of police (ASP) Virendra Jain said that as
per Supreme Court guidelines if an incident of rape is more than three months
old, then an FIR in the matter would be filed only after a probe, which the
police has initiated.
However, Kushwaha dismissing her allegations as "baseless and aimed at
tarnishing his image," said that he was told that the woman filed the
complaint at the behest of two party workers, in order to settle political
scores, since she has complained after more than a year.