The Delhi Police sent a reminder to the AAP government in Delhi for sanction to chargesheet AAP’s former minister Sandeep Kumar infamous for his alleged ‘sex tape’. The sanction is pending with Delhi government for around 1 year now.
Delhi Police sends a reminder to Delhi Government for sanction to chargesheet Former Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. The sanction is pending with Delhi Government since around 1 year.
— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2019
The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Rajendra Singh Sagar had confirmed that the police had moved the application for prosecution grant against Sandeep Kumar to the Kejriwal government in April 2018 also. However, the police had, then too, not received any response from the AAP government.
Ousted Sandeep Kumar is most well known for his ‘sex tape’ that emerged in August 2016, which ensured that he got removed as a minister, ironically of the Women and Child Development ministry.
Reports also claimed that the woman who featured in the sex tape had lodged a complaint against Sandeep Kumar, accusing that he sexually exploited her on the pretext of getting her a ration card.
Following the complain the police had arrested the accused on September 3, 2016, and sent him to 3 days police custody booking him under section 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit an offence) of IPC, under section 67A of IT Act (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act) and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration for an official act).
In addition to the rape charges, there was another controversy about Sandeep Kumar which made him very unpopular especially in the virtual world. He was also accused of trying to use his official position to ensure American citizenship for his newly born son.
The MLA had then defended himself against the rape charges, saying he has been targeted since he was a Dalit. Kumar’s wife has also come out in support of her husband, claiming that he was “falsely implicated” in the scandal.