Woman accuses Dhananjay Munde of rape; Maharashtra minister denies charge, calls it blackmail
Munde has claimed that he is being blackmailed by the complainant and her sister, with whom he was in a relationship and has two children
Mumbai: A woman has accused Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape and claimed the Mumbai Police ignored her complaint.
The NCP leader denied the allegations, claiming he is being blackmailed by the complainant and her sister. Munde said he had been in a relationship with the complainant's sister and sired two children.
The 37-year-old woman, an aspiring singer, said she wrote to the Mumbai police commissioner on January 10, stating that Munde repeatedly raped her in 2006. She also claimed that she approached Oshiwara police here earlier but her complaint was not accepted.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Munde said his wife, family, and friends were aware of this relationship, adding the two kids have been accepted by his family.
He said the woman with whom he was in a relationship had been blackmailing him since 2019 and he had filed a police complaint and also moved the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on the distribution of defamatory content against him.
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Pawar said that he will discuss the issue in detail with his "key colleagues", and that the party will make a decision on their future course of action together
Pawar added that the party has suggested that an ACP-rank woman police officer must be part of the team that will probe the allegations against Munde