Fresh allegations have been levelled against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Member of Parliament from Ghosi constituency in Uttar Pradesh Atul Rai, who has been accused in a rape case by a woman from Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
The victim has now alleged that she and her family members are being constantly coerced and threatened to withdraw the case by the MP and his goons. She furthered alleged that the MP’s men were constantly following her wherever she goes.
The victim said that almost for a month after she filed a complaint she was being subjected to various kinds of inducements and threats. However, she claims that when she did not back down her witness and advocate were falsely implicated and sued by some unknown girl. She accused Uttar Pradesh police of not cooperating with her in the case. She alleged that since the time she has filed the complaint and have subsequently threatened, she has been providing all the information and details to the DGP and SP of Uttar Pradesh but there has been no assistance from their end so far.
She claimed that all her confidential information were being leaked and her phone lines and messages were being tapped. She further alleged that the MLAs goons have been threatening her of dire consequences once Atul Rai is out of the jail. She said that they will make sure that her condition is worse than that of Unnao rape victim.
The victim said that she had even written about this to CJI, Rajan Gogoi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath soliciting help.
It is being believed that the victim and her family are so apprehensive that they have been constantly changing her hideouts. According to reports, at the moment there is no news of where the victim and her family are living, however, if one is to believe the sources, it is being believed that the family has been shifted to a safe place for security reasons.
Significantly, the BSP MP has been in jail since June 22. After being on the run for months Atul Rai had surrendered before the Varanasi Magistrate on June 22 after which the court rejected his bail plea and send him to judicial custody.
Rai had absconded since his name first emerged in the kidnapping and rape case. He had not surrendered even when his anticipatory bail pleas were rejected by the courts. Rai had also not taken his oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
In his last video uploaded on Facebook on May 27 while he was still absconding, he thanked people for voting in favour of him and declared that he has been acquitted in the people’s court.