Uttarakhand's former BJP secretary, removed from post over sexual harassment allegations, now accused by party worker

A case was registered against BJP's former Uttarakhand secretary Sanjay Kumar after a party worker accused him of sexually harassing and threatening her.

Asian News International January 08, 2019 13:30:54 IST
Uttarakhand's former BJP secretary, removed from post over sexual harassment allegations, now accused by party worker
  • Once BJP's Uttar Pradesh general secretary, Sanjay Kumar was accused by a party worker of sexually harassing her.

  • The survivor said she was threatened with dire consequences when she complained about it within the party.

  • Kumar had been removed from his position following another allegation of sexual harassment in November, 2018.

Dehradun: A police case was registered against BJP's former Uttarakhand general secretary Sanjay Kumar on Saturday night after a party worker accused him of sexually harassing her.

The survivor told ANI, "I was threatened when I complained about it within the party. I fear for my life. I demand strict action against him."

In November 2018, Kumar was removed from his post following earlier allegations of sexual harassment. Once a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) campaigner, Kumar was a prominent leader of the organisation for the last seven years before being ousted from the post.

The survivor has alleged that the former BJP secretary assaulted her at the party's headquarters in Balbir Road. He also sent her derogatory messages and duped her on the pretext of providing a job, the survivor alleged.

The issue came to the fore when the survivor lodged a complaint before the party members.

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