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GSP president refutes rape charge against elected member of BTC
Ghanashyam Das, who was sworn in as an executive member of the fourth BTC last Tuesday, was accused in a minor girl’s alleged rape case.
Gana Suraksha Party (GSP) president Naba Kumar Sarania has refuted the rape charge against an elected member of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) from the party and stated that a defamation case would soon be filed against the perpetrators of such “false propaganda.”
Ghanashyam Das, the GSP candidate who was elected from Dihira constituency and sworn in as an executive member of the fourth BTC last Tuesday, was accused in a minor girl’s alleged rape case, registered last year.
In April last year, police had arrested Das on charges of raping the girl, employed as domestic help with a family in the city.
An NGO had filed an FIR against Das who was booked under provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was released on bail a few months later.
Defending Das, the GSP chief Sarania said the case was closed before he was given nomination to contest the BTC polls from the party.
“The girl had given her statement that Das was not involved in the case. A DNA test also confirmed the same. So we believe that there could be vested interests at work and a political angle here,” Sarania, who is also a Lok Sabha MP from Kokrajhar, told reporters.
“We will file a criminal defamation case against the perpetrators of such false propaganda in a couple of days and appeal to the state government to take action against those behind this baseless allegation,” Sarania said.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)