Whereas giving a clear chit to 32-year-old Mehtab Rana and three of his members of the family within the case of alleged kidnapping of a minor woman belonging to a special group after she denied their involvement in her assertion earlier than the court docket, the Agra police on Wednesday stated that they’d press harassment fees towards Rana.
Rana’s spouse and two sisters-in-law had been arrested earlier on fees of protecting the kidnapped individual in confinement.
They may, nonetheless, proceed to stay in jail as police have now booked them as co-accused within the 2018 kidnapping case of the identical woman.
In response to police, the 16-year-old woman instructed the court docket that she went to Delhi with two youths – Gwalior-based Divyanshu and his good friend Rinku – on February 23 this yr to border Rana as he had been allegedly harassing and threatening her to vary her assertion within the 2018 kidnapping case.
“On the idea of the woman’s assertion wherein she alleged harassment, a contemporary case might be registered towards Rana on fees of extortion and bodily assault. We will even search warrant towards Rana’s spouse and two sisters-in-law within the 2018 kidnapping case,” SP (Agra Metropolis) Botre Rohan Pramod stated.
Three years in the past, Rana was booked for kidnapping and raping the identical woman. The woman was then recovered from Meerut and Rana was arrested. He was later launched in 2019.
In the meantime, police will transfer the court docket to hunt Divyanshu’s custody. Divyanshu was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police three days in one other case of cybercrime.