Congress MLA Hemant Katare booked for abduction, rape

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Feb 2018 10:37:10


Staff Reporter,

A new twist has come into the sensational case related to Congress MLA Hemant Katare. Twenty-one-years old girl, who has been accused by Hemant Katare of blackmailing him, has moved a complaint from jail, accusing Katare of rape. Taking cognizance of girl’s allegation, police booked Katare under rape charge. Congress has taken umbrage over the fresh development and has demanded high level probe into the entire incident.

Talking to ‘The Hitavada’ SP (South) Rahul Lodha said that accused girl in Hemant Katare case, who is currently lodged behind bars of Jail, had given an application to DIG office, accusing Hemant Katare of outraging her modesty. As the charges made against Katare were cognizable, hence, Katare had been booked under rape charge.

A day before this development, girl’s mother had accused Hemant Katare and three unidentified persons of kidnapping her from home in Rajendra Nagar situated in Bajaria police station area. “Mother of girl alleged that she was abducted by Hemant Katare and his men from her house in Rajendra Nagar. She said accused kidnapped her in SUV and later left her somewhere. On her complaint, kidnapping and intimidation case has been filed against Katare and his accomplices,” said SHO of Bajaria, DP Singh.

The police action against MLA Hemant Katare has raised the eyebrows of Congress. Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh has demanded Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan that high-level probe should be conducted into Katare’s case. Alleging that action against young Congress MLA is emanating the smell of bad intentions of politics.

He said Congress MLA squad condemns the action against Hemant Katare, who is son of former Leader of Opposition late Satyadev Katare. He claimed that after nine days, Katare has been booked under rape, abduction and giving threat and this seems to be a political conspiracy.

Notably, some days back, Hemant Katare had lodged a complaint with police that a girl doing journalism course is blackmailing him by demanding Rs 2 crore. On his complaint, accused girl was held. Later, two videos of girls rocked the social media. In one video she is seen levelling serious charges against Katare and in second video that came after her arrest she is seen claiming that it was a prank. Name of Vikramjeet Singh also surfaced in this episode which is so far proving a case laced with counter