Punjab: BJP candidate accused of rape exposed by victim, may lose nomination

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Punjab’s Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has alleged that BJP’s Gurdaspur bypoll candidate Sawarn Singh Salaria concealed information from Election Commission about a rape case registered against him in Mumbai in 2014 and adding to it he has been accused of raping woman for 32 years on the pretext of marriage.

The woman revealed all the photographs with Swaran Salaria publicly and now the photographs have gone viral on social media.

The complainant moved to supreme court by registering the plea against Salaria for consistent physical exploitation between 1982 and 2014 i.e. for 32 years, on the pretext of marrying her and she has stated that in 2014, Salaria told her that he would not marry her. She also stated that initially Salaria kept her in a paying guest accommodation but later gave her a flat to live in.

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After putting all the allegations, Salaria who is a mumbai based businessman told that all the accusations are incorrect and it is put to pull down my (salaria) image.

Meanwhile, the Congress has approached the Election Commission seeking cancellation of Swaran Salaria’s nomination due to his allegations.

“We are submitting a complaint to the Election Officer besides the Election Commission. Swaran Salaria is already facing a case under IPC Sections 376, 420 and 306 besides the SC Act, which was registered on 15th of December 2014. His nomination should be cancelled immediately,” Manpreet Badal said.

Source : India Today

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