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  News   Nation  13 Jan 2021  Woman accuses Maha minister of rape; he says it is blackmail

Woman accuses Maha minister of rape; he says it is blackmail

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jan 13, 2021, 1:57 pm IST
Updated Jan 13, 2021, 1:57 pm IST
A woman has accused Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape and claimed the Mumbai police ignored her complaint.
Dhananjay Munde
 Dhananjay Munde

Mumbai: A woman has accused Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape and claimed the Mumbai police ignored her complaint.

The NCP leader denied the allegations, claiming he is being blackmailed by the complainant and her sister. Munde said he had been in a relationship with the complainant's sister and sired two children.RapeRape

The 37-year-old woman, an aspiring singer, said she wrote to Mumbai police commissioner on January 10, stating that Munde repeatedly raped her in 2006. She also claimed that she approached Oshiwara police here earlier but her complaint was not accepted.

Munde (45) said the woman's claims were part of a conspiracy to blackmail him. He, however, acknowledged that he was in a relationship with the complainant’s sister and has two children with her.

Case registered on missing idolsCase registeredIn a statement issued on Tuesday, Munde said his wife, family and friends were aware of this relationship, adding the two kids have been accepted by his family.

He said the woman with whom he was in a relationship had been blackmailing him since 2019 and he had filed a police complaint regarding this matter.

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