New Delhi, Aug 11: A case has been registered against Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Rajen Gohain for allegedly raping a woman in Assam’s Nagaon district. Police have registered a case after a woman filed a complaint against the Gohain on August 2.
Superintendents of Police (SP) Shankar Barata, said that in the middle of the investigation, the woman sent us a letter saying that she does not want to go ahead with the case but we are taking all actions as per law. Meanwhile, Gohain’s son has also filed a complaint against the woman accusing her husband of blackmailing him and his father.
“On August 2 another case was registered on the complaint of Nabarun Gohain, son of Rajen Gohain. He accused the woman’s husband of blackmailing him and his father. In this case, also, we are proceeding as per the law,” Barata added.
According to PTI, the alleged incident took place seven to eight months ago. Both Gohain and the woman knew each other for a long time and the Union minister used to visit her home. Gohain had allegedly committed the crime when the woman’s husband and other family members were not present at the home.
Meanwhile, Congress on Friday demanded the dismissal of Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain. “(Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji, you have failed the test not once, not twice, not thrice, but almost a dozen times. Again there is a rape FIR against one of your Cabinet colleagues, Gohain,” said Congress leader Pawan Khera.
He said that if PM Modi does not act now, then he would lose the moral authority to stay in the office even for a day. “Remove him from his office. You can’t allow him to be in a position of power and influence during the investigation. Please remove him if you meant anything that you promised before 2014,” he said.
“We demand from this government, from Modi, from (BJP President) Amit Shah to take immediate and strict action against rape accused Minister Gohain,” he said.
Gohain is a veteran BJP leader, who has been representing the Nagaon Lok Sabha constituency in Assam since 1999.
(With agencies inputs)