New Delhi: Police are looking for a woman who allegedly honey-trapped BJP MP K.C. Patel after similarly ensnaring 15 politicians and businessmen. But the woman accused Patel of raping her.
Delhi Police said on Monday that the MP, K.C. Patel from Gujarat, filed a complaint alleging extortion by a woman-led gang after being honey-trapped and filmed in an "objectionable position".
The woman had earlier approached a Delhi court alleging she was raped by the Lok Sabha member from Valsad.
"Patel alleged the woman gave him a spiked drink at her residence and filmed him in objectionable positions after he became unconscious," said a police officer.
"She threatened to make the clips go viral. She demanded Rs 5 crore from him," said the officer.
"The woman had earlier extorted at least 15 other people, including some businessmen and a Haryana-based senior politician."
The MP said the woman approached him seeking his assistance but he realised he was honey-trapped after she showed him the objectionable video clips.
In his Saturday complaint to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, Patel alleged that the gang was led by the woman who took him to her house in Ghaziabad.
Police have registered a case of extortion against the woman and her gang.
Patel's complaint came after the woman on Wednesday approached the Patiala House Court charging Patel with rape.
Police said the woman alleged that she was first raped by Patel at his official residence on March 3 when he invited her to dinner. He raped her on several other occasions in various places.
She also accused Patel of threatening her with dire consequences if she approached police. She claimed that police refused to register her complaint.
"I was raped multiple times by Patel. I had to make a CD as evidence so that he stops threatening me. I approached the court to know the status of my complaint after police refused to register my case," she said.
Patel has rubbished the allegations. Police say the woman has made similar allegations against other politicians in the past to extort money.
"Investigations reveal that she took back her complaints when police started probing them," Special Commissioner of Police M.K. Meena said.
"This time she tried to extort Patel. We are investigating from all possible angles," Meena said.
Patel said he had faith in law. "I will cooperate in the investigation."