NEW DELHI :
LOK Janshakti Party MP Prince Raj has been booked on rape charges by the Delhi Police while the lawmaker moved a court here on Tuesday for anticipatory bail alleging that he had been blackmailed by the complainant. The police said a complaint was filed three months ago by the alleged victim, who is a party worker, and the case was registered on the directions of a court under sections related to rape, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence. LJP spokesperson Shravan Kumar defended Prince Raj, claiming that the allegations against him are a “political conspiracy” to malign him, and suggested it could be a case of “honey trapping”.
He said the Member of Parliament from Samastipur in Bihar had lodged a complaint of “extortion and blackmailing” with Delhi Police on February 10 against the woman who has accused him of rape. Prince had in June tweeted denying all the allegations levelled by her. The alleged rape took place in 2020, according to the woman complainant.