BJP members Shantilal Solanki (L) and Chetan Thakkar (R) are among the accused. (Photo Courtesy : Ahmedabad Mirror)
BJP members shot videos while raping me, Alleges Gujarat woman, Police registers case
Kashmir News Trust Web Desk
Gujarat: Kutch Police have registered a formal case against 10 people including five BJP members under IT act and for kidnapping, rape and blackmailing a 24 years old woman in Naliya Taluka, Kutch.
According to Ahmedabad Mirror report, these five active BJP members has been identified in the FIR are Shantilal Solanki, Vipul Thakkar, Ashwin Thakkar, Govind and Chetan Thakkar.
The accused who are local builders and real estate agents in the region allegedly forced the woman to work as an escort to cater their clients with whom they wanted to strike business deals.
In her complaint she stated that “The accused raped her and recorded it. Later, they used it to blackmail and sexually exploit her.” She also alleged that the accused promised to make her an active member of BJP and even gave her an identity card for a BJP training session.
An FIR registered recently by Sangita (name changed), of Naliya taluka in Kutch, states that the BJP leaders were among the 10 people who kidnapped, blackmailed and sexually exploited her on several occasions.
The party’s district leadership has said that action will be taken against these members ‘if the accusations against them are proved’.
In an interview, Kutch BJP president Keshubhai Patel told Ahmadabd Mirror, “The men named in the FIR are BJP members and we are checking if they were really involved in exploiting the woman. If their role is confirmed, we will ensure that they are suspended.”
The other five accused have been identified as Bharat Darji, Ketan Thakkar, Atul Thakkar and Baba Chauhan of Naliya and Vasant of Adipur.
The Superintendent of the Police (Kutch West) Markand Chauhan said that they have booked the accused under the IT Act and for rape, kidnapping and blackmailing.
He said, “All the accused are absconding and we have made a Special Investigation Team of eight cops headed by a DySP to nab them,” Sangita, who is a graduate, started working as a computer operator at a gas agency in Naliya in 2015 after she separated from her husband who lives in Mumbai has been victimised on several occasions.
According to complaint, there is a group of 65 builders and politicians in Naliya who lure women with the promise of employment. These women are allegedly blackmailed and then dragged into prostitution. The victim claimed that Atul Thakkar handled the entire operation from ‘white bungalow’.