In effect to the rape allegation against Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, a delegation of Bharatiya Janta Party’s Jharkhand women’s cell met Governor Draupadi Murmu. They have submitted a memorandum to the governor demanding action against the incumbent chief minister Hemant Soren.
The BJP women’s cell chief Arti Kujur said that it is sad that the chief minister of a state is facing a rape charge. She also asked for the CBI to intervene in the case as the allegation was made in Mumbai and this makes it a matter between two states. “CM Soren should step down on moral grounds, and a security cover must be provided to the Mumbai-based model” Kujur further added.
The case against the incumbent Chief Minister Hemant Soren was registered in Mumbai in 2013 when a model had accused him of rape. Later she had taken her complaint back. Recently reportedly, the model alleged that she and her family had received threats from Soren for speaking about the incident in public.
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National Commission for Women reacting to the report asked for a detailed report of the 2013 case from Maharashtra DGP. In a tweet, NCW wrote, “@NCWIndia has come across media report regarding a model who has alleged that she was raped by @HemantSorenJMM in 2013 and she and her family received threats against speaking about the alleged incident in public.”
Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @DGPMaharashtra seeking detailed action taken report of the case filed in 2013 at the earliest
— NCW (@NCWIndia) December 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Hemant Soren’s party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has reportedly denied the allegation and has also filed a PIL against the Jharkhand BJP president Deepak Prakash and BJP MP Nishkant Dubey. The PIL says that the current allegations are just an effort to “malign the image and topple the government”. Supriyo Bhattacharya, JMM general secretary, also accused NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma of being “part of the conspiracy”.
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