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MP: Raghavji alleges conspiracy after quitting over sodomy accusations


Hemender Sharma,CNN-IBN
Jul 05, 2013 at 07:15pm IST

Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh finance minister Raghavji has denied sodomy charges against him and has alleged political conspiracy. "I am not aware of the allegations. The allegations against me are wrong," Raghavji said. "The CM will talk about the reason of my resignation. There could be political conspiracy behind the allegations," he added.

He also said he was not aware of any CD. "The boy left a month back. If he has put any such allegations of sodomy against me, they are all baseless," Raghavji said.

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Raghavji resigned on Friday as the Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister following allegations that he sodomised his domestic help. Raghavji's resignation follows a complaint by a member of his domestic staff that he was allegedly sodomised by the former minister, who promised to get him a permanent government job.

The victim has alleged that two of the minister's men also sodomised him. As evidence, he has submitted a CD shot by another one of the former minister's domestic workers.

The police have so far not registered a case nor given a receipt of the complaint filed by the victim. The police did dispatch a team to the minister's bungalow but when they saw the CNN-IBN team at the minister's bungalow, they left the spot.

The domestic help of Raghavji went to the police on Friday morning with an affidavit and a CD and the moment the matter reached Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, he asked Raghavji to resign pending inquiry. Jayant Mallya has taken charge as the new Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister.

Meanwhile, Congress party workers in Bhopal held demonstrations outside a police station against Raghavji.

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