Former SAD minister booked for rape

SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said, 'The victim filed an affidavit and gave a pen drive with a video recording to support her accusation' Photograph:( Others )

PTI Gurdaspur, Punjab, India Sep 29, 2017, 11.53 AM (IST)

A former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister has been booked for allegedly repeatedly raping a woman, police said today.

Sucha Singh Langah was booked last night after a woman, a widow, lodged a complaint that the Akali leader had raped her on several occasions since 2009 and had threatened her not to disclose the matter to anybody, they said.

"The victim filed an affidavit and gave a pen drive with a video recording to support her accusation," SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said.

Langah has been booked under Sections 376 (rape), 384 (extortion), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, he said.