A Delhi police workforce of 15 officers arrived in Jaipur this morning to arrest Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi’s son Rohit, who’s accused of raping a 23-year-old lady.
The police workforce visited two residences of the minister within the metropolis, the accused, nonetheless, was not obtainable there. “Our teams are conducting a search to locate Rohit Joshi, who has been on the run,” mentioned a senior police officer.
The Delhi Police then summoned Rohit Joshi to seem earlier than them by May 18. The officers pasted a duplicate of the summon on the wall of his home.
In her grievance, the girl alleged that the minister’s son raped her on a number of events between January 8 final yr and April 17 this yr, and in addition promised to marry her, following which the Delhi Police had registered a zero First Information Report or zero FIR initially .
Later, the zero FIR was coated into an everyday FIR for the reason that fee of sexual assault dedicated in Sadar Bazar police station jurisdiction was additionally talked about within the grievance.
The lady mentioned she developed a friendship with Rohit Joshi on Facebook final yr and so they have been in touch since then. She additionally accused Rohit Joshi of kidnapping and blackmailing.
“During their first meeting, she alleged, he spiked her drink and when she woke up the next morning, he showed her naked photographs and videos which worried her,” reads the FIR.
The lady additional acknowledged that on August 11, 2021, she discovered that she was pregnant together with his child and alleged that Rohit Joshi compelled her to take a capsule however she did not.
Reacting to the accusation towards his son, Mr Joshi mentioned, “Instead of speculation and the media trial in this case, police should be allowed to do their job. I am sure police will do justice, go deep and find out the truth.”
Meanwhile, the Opposition BJP within the state alleged that the state authorities is attempting to avoid wasting the accused. “It is unfortunate that the government is trying to save the accused. It is the Congress culture, which tries to cover up such cases eventually, which is unfortunate,” Leader of Opposition within the state Assembly Gulab Chand Kataria mentioned final week.
Mahesh Joshi is taken into account to be an in depth aide of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.