After being accused of rape and sexual exploitation, Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Saturday said that he is a victim of political conspiracy.
Speaking to media persons in New Delhi on Saturday, Gohain said, “Such conspiracies surfaces every time ahead of elections. In 2006 and 2011, I had become a victim of such political conspiracy.”
He added, “Investigations are going on. God is there…He is watching. With time, the truth will be out..it will prove who is right and who is wrong. The mask will also come off from the faces of the ones whoever is involved in the political conspiracy against me.”
However, he refused to speak about the photograph and the audio tape which surfaced on the social media platforms after the incident came to light on Friday. The Minister also refused to comment on the blackmailing allegations labeled by the complainant.
It may be mentioned that a woman who had lodged complained against Gohain reporteedly accused him of raping under the pretext of giving jobs in the Railways.
Nagaon Superitendent of Police Shankar B Raimedhi told media that one lady has filed a “rape and sexual exploitation” FIR against Gohain alleging sexual exploitation. The FIR was reportedly filed on August 1, however, the incident came to light on August 10.
Raimedhi told media, “The complainant has named herself and her sister as victims in the FIR.”
As per media reports, the 24-year-old elder sister, who lodged the FIR, stated that her younger sister was lured with a job offder in the Railways and both of them were sexually exploited by the Minister.
On the other hand, the Congress demanded the immediate sacking of Gohain after a rape case was registered against him.
The incident spraked a huge uproar in Assam and became a trending topic on the social media.
A veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Gohain has been representing the Nagaon Lok ssabha constituency in Assam since 1999.
Gohain’s son Nabarun Gohain has lodged a cross FIR alleging that the woman and her family were trying to blackmail the Minister and the rape allegation is part of a conspiracy.