Girl writes to Cong leader Scindia pleading not to defend MLA Katare

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Feb 2018 11:35:32

Staff Reporter,

The 21-year-old journalism student, who was arrested by the crime branch for allegedly blackmailing Congress MLA, has now sought help of Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. After Scindia defended MLA Hemant Katare while interacting with mediapersons, she wrote a letter to Scindia asking him not to favour Katare only because he belongs to Congress party.

On Saturday, while talking to mediapersons for the second time after her release from the Bhopal Central Jail, Prinshu Singh said that Scindia’s stand with the rapist is unfortunate as she was not given a chance to prove her innocence.She further said that Ater MLA Hemant Katare had sexually exploited her several times but till date is roaming freely while on the other hand even after being a rape victim she and her family are suffering the most. She will strike when the iron is hot and putforth all the evidences before the court as it will prove her innocence but Scindia should not make any public statement as it may affect the case.

How could Scindia make a one-sided view only by listening to Katare as he would only tell the things which are going in his favour. Though I am not his daughter but am a daughter of society hence I deserve a hearing before anyone makes views against me, she said. I urge Scindia to frame his views once he knows the reality as Katare would have kept him unaware of my plight. She said that I am also a daughter of someone; hence, I need justice which is indeed my right.

The girl has also demanded a CBI probe into the matter and said that she trusts the judiciary. She said that if Scindia has to do the politics then he should do it for justice and equality for the victim instead of favouring the rapist. She also said that the mobile phone of Katare should be examined as it may pave way for few more revelations about his character. The girl, claiming to be a rape victim, said that she had heard that politicians like Scindia stand with the truth while here I see the whole of the party is now standing with the rapist MLA. I urged him to give me a chance so that I can let him know what I have gone through as it will help him make a fair view in the case, she added.

If needed, SIT would register statements of Girish, Ghadge: SP Lodha

Superintendent of Police (South) Rahul Kumar Lodha, who is chief of SIT making probe into the high-profile case, said that the probe is on and if needed we will call Corporator Girish Sharma and Congress leader Krishna Ghadge for taking their statements. Notably, on Friday, Vikramjeet Singh, who was made co-accused with girl in the blackmailing and extortion case, gave an interview on a news channel and stated names of these two Congress leaders and said MLA Hemant Katare approached him with the help of Girish Sharma and Khadge to settle the matter with the girl.