NEW DELHI: After a Rajasthan Congress MLA's son and four others were booked fore allegedly raping a minor girl in the state, the party on Saturday said stern action will be taken against the guilty irrespective of who they are.
The Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan, also attacked the BJP and alleged that the party protects its own people even if they are accused of rape or crushing innocent farmers under their car.
Former Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2019 for raping a girl while Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra is one of the key accused in a case related to killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri.
"I want to assure everybody, whosoever you may be, the Congress party will not protect 'Sengars' of the world. You cannot, in the Congress party, trample farmers and remain Union Minister and cohabit with Narendra Modi ji (prime minister) and (Union home minister) Amit Shah Ji," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
"We will take stern action as per law and after an investigation irrespective of who the accused may be," he said when asked about the son of gang rape incident in Rajasthan.
Deepak Meena, the son of Congress MLA Johari Lal Meena from Rajgarh assembly constituency in Alwar district and four others have been booked by police for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl belonging to Dausa district.
One of the five accused, identified as Vivek Sharma, was also booked for extorting Rs 15 lakh in cash and jewellery items from the victim by threatening to upload the video of the incident on social media, SHO Nathu Lal of the Mandawar Police Station in Dausa said.
According to the SHO, the incident took place in February when the accused took the girl to a hotel on Mahwa-Mandawar Road and committed the crime.