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Conspiracies are plotted against me before elections: MoS Gohain on rape case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said accusations and conspiracies are "plotted" against him whenever he is about to contest elections, a day after the Police registered a case against him for allegedly raping a woman.

Police had yesterday said investigation was underway in the case, which was registered against the on August 2 after receiving a complaint at the station.

"Every time, I am about to contest elections, such conspiracies are plotted against me. This happened in 2016 and 2011 as well. Now, again this has started. Investigation is underway. The truth will be revealed soon, Gohain, the of State for Railways, told reporters at his residence here.

Gohain was likely referring to the 2019 elections. He is an in representing the Nagaon constituency.

The minister has also filed complaints of blackmailing against the woman and her family members, his on special duty, Sanjiv Goswami, had said yesterday, claiming that the case against the minister has been withdrawn.

When asked about the withdrawal of the case, station in-charge Ananta Das said the woman had pleaded to withdraw the case in court but the "case still stands We will do our own investigation".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 14:45 IST