As electoral campaign picks up pace for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypolls, police have lodged a complaint against Sucha Singh Langah, a senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader, on charges of sexually exploiting a friend of his daughter for a decade.
Police said, the complaint has been filed by a friend of the SAD leader’s daughter. The duo used to be classmate at Baba Nanki College in Gurdaspur.
According to the complaint, the 39-year-old woman, who is also a police constable, has also accused him of defrauding her.
The woman constable has accused the 61-year-old politician of forced her to make sexual relations with him for over eight years.
The woman has handed over a 20-minute long video that shows the SAD leader exploiting her.
“We are probing the matter. The case is being investigated by deputy superintendent of police rank officer,” said Gurdaspur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Harcharan Singh Bullar.
Another police officer said that the case was registered against the SAD politician after consultation with the additional district attorney.
Police have booked the former agriculture minister under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 384 (extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation), 376 (rape).
According to the complaint filed by the victim, her nightmare began in 2009 after she and her relatives met the SAD leader at the Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh to seek a job on compassionate grounds after her husband a police constable passed away.
In the complaint she has mentioned that Langah, then a agriculture minister in the Akali Dal government, had asked her to meet him along after two day.
The victim has mentioned in the FIR that she met the leader as it was important for her to get a job.
The victim further mentioned that as Langah allegedly made advances she begged the minister to spare her.
“I reminded him that I was his daughter’s classmate so I am like a daughter to him. But he did not listen. He told me then having sexual relations with him was the only way to get a job,” she said.
She also mentioned in the complaint that Langah would fix meeting with her in Chandigarh.
She further added that the former minister allegedly warned her of dire consequences and even threatened her death.
The victim also informed the police, “I decided to shoot the video because I knew no one would believe me.”
In the complaint she has also mentioned Langah of cheating her monetarily by selling off a plot of land that belonged to me in pretext of buying another plot for me in Chandigarh.