Gayatri Prajapati case: Recorded victim's statement with permission of her mother, doctors, says IO

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 2 (ANI): Amita Singh, an Investigation Officer (IO) in Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati rape case on Thursday said they have recorded the victim's statement with permission of her mother and doctors at AIIMS. "We have recorded victim's statement with permission of her mother and doctors at AIIMS. She was feeling nervous," Singh told media. Prajapati earlier on February 20 moved the Supreme Court against its order of registering an FIR against him in connection with a gang rape and sexual harassment case. Prajapati filed a plea in the apex court seeking protection from arrest and recall of the top court's earlier order. The apex court had earlier directed the Uttar Pradesh Police to file a status report in the case within a period of eight weeks. A 35-year-old woman had accused Prajapati of raping her when she met him three years ago. He is also accused of taking obscene photos of the victim and threatening her to make the photos public and raping her for the past two years. However, Prajapati claimed that it is a conspiracy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against him in order to distract people's attention from the assembly polls. "It is a conspiracy against me. I don't even know who the lady is. Since the government has ordered such probe, I would accept it gladly," Prajapati told ANI. The woman, who hails from Chitrakoot alleged that she was raped by Prajapati and others for two years on the pretext of getting a position within the Samajwadi Party. Earlier, the woman had moved the apex court after the police in Uttar Pradesh did not register the FIR, following which the police were ordered to file a status report in the matter within eight weeks.(ANI)