In a 360 degree turn of events, the woman, who had accused Maharashtra Cabinet minister Dhananjay Munde of rape, withdrew her complaint citing,
The complaint was being used for political conspiracy by the opposition.
The matter was at an enquiry state and no FIR had been registered in the complaint. Thus, the investigation ends with the statement that will be recorded on an affidavit.
Later in the day, the complainant has also put up her detailed statement on twitter stating,
I want to clarify that relations between Mr Munde and my sister had soured and once the court case started, I was under mental stress. However, after I saw the opposition target him, I felt I was being used for a political conspiracy and some people were shooting from my shoulders and this is wrong.
For the record I want to clarify that I take back my complaint against Munde. I want to clarify I do not have any inappropriate photographs of videos.
In her complaint earlier, the complainant – who is the sister of a woman with whom Munde was in a consensual relationship and also has children – had alleged that the minister maintained physical relations with her on the pretext of marriage and helping to launch her as a singer in Bollywood. The woman had approached Oshiwara police on January 11 and had submitted a written complaint.
As reported by The Indian Express, the complaint had been given to the Oshiwara police where Jyotsna Rasam, an ACP, recorded her statement. Munde denied the rape charges but NCP chief Sharad Pawar said it was a grave allegation and they would wait for the enquiry report. Mumbai police had been asked to complete the investigation within a week.
Two Other Men Accused Complainant of Honey-Trap
Soon after her complaint, two other BJP leaders – Krishna Hegde and MNS worker Manish Dhuri – approached the police, saying the complainant had been stalking them and even tried to honey-trap them. They too submitted written complaints to the Mumbai police. An officer said they would record the duo’s statements in connection with the case.
NCP supremo Pawar, talking to reporters in Kolhapur, said:
In the beginning, I had made a statement that the case appears to be serious, but following more revelations, the party came to the conclusion that we need to get to the bottom of this and prima facie, it appears that our decision was right.
Here’s how social media reacted!
🔹️Rape Laws Have Become A Mockery
🔹️Problem Is There Is Just No One To Challenge Them #DhananjayMunde
— Men’s Day Out (@MensDayOutIndia) January 22, 2021
The #DhananjayMunde scandal in #Maharashtra has exposed media is a big way. For years, political journos knew the racket, scandals, scams of NCP but remained silent. Why? Because everyone has taken so many favours from the long Congress-NCP rule that omerta is the only option
— Smita Deshmukh (@smitadeshmukh) January 15, 2021
Sequence of Events. Guess the moolah in which deal is cracked? This is the biggest mockery one would see of rape laws out in the public. @renusharma018 ji kripya ye bhi bata dijiye ye galatfehmi kaise dur hui? #DhananjayMunde #renusharma pic.twitter.com/WOopubjv5W
— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) January 22, 2021
धनंजय मुंडे पर झुठे आरोप लगानेवाले रेणू शर्मा पर IPC 192 के तहत मुंबई पुलिस तुरंत कारवाई करे ।
इस घटनासे जिन पिडीताओंका शोषण हुवा है या हो रहा है समाज का उनकी तरफ देखनेका नजरीया गलत ना हो जाए इसलिए रेणू शर्मा जैसे झुठे आरोप करनेवाली महिला केउपर कारवाई होना जरूरी है @MumbaiPolice pic.twitter.com/R7vI84cSKp
— Chitra Kishor Wagh (@ChitraKWagh) January 22, 2021
You were being called a #rapist because a woman filed a complaint against you. The charge was false, now she has withdrawn the complaint.
Don’t you think she should be punished for misusing #RapeLaws & filing false cases. Punish such women, set an example.
— Amit Deshpande (@amitdeshmra) January 22, 2021
Complaint made on #DhananjayMunde backed out by Renu Sharma today. So such women will walk free now with no repercussions or guilt. It’s becoming easy for any woman to malign any man risk fee. #FakeCases
— Santosh 🚲 (@its_skp) January 22, 2021
Ideally Renu Sharma must be charged with IPC 191,192,194,211 because she accused #DhananjayMunde of respected person.
And all women must be punished who all are doing false cases.
— Men have heart too. (@RajNgc) January 22, 2021
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