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MP sodomy case: Protect victim, give him a govt job, says Congress


Hemender Sharma,CNN-IBN
Jul 06, 2013 at 05:36pm IST

Bhopal: A political war is brewing in Madhya Pradesh over sodomy allegations on the states former finance minister Raghavji. The Opposition leader has hit out at Raghavji who resigned on Friday after his domestic help accused him of sodomy.

Congress leader and Vidhan Sabha leader Ajay Singh has demanded security and government job as compensation for the alleged sodomy victim.

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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 followed 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.

Raghavji denied the 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.

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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.

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 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 took charge as the new Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister.

Congress party workers in Bhopal also held demonstrations outside a police station against Raghavji on Friday.

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