Guwahati: The CJM court of Assam’s Nagaon district has summoned minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain to appear before it on January 8, 2019, in connection with the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman in that district.
In August this year, charges of cheating, rape and criminal intimidation were registered against Gohain for allegedly raping and threatening a woman.
The summons, which were made public on Wednesday, was issued on November 28.
When contacted, Gohain told PTI, “I have heard that the court has issued a summons, but I have not received it yet. The case is totally false and I am a victim of political rivalry.”
The complaint alleged that the incident took place seven to eight months ago at her home when her husband and other family members were not present.
Gohain, who has been representing the Nagaon Lok Sabha constituency since 1999, had claimed that the victim herself went to the court and wanted to withdraw the case, which was not accepted.
Nagaon Sadar police station officer-in-charge had said in August that the woman had pleaded at the court to withdraw the case, two days after it was filed.