BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat booked for rape charges

New Delhi: Delhi Police has lodged a first information report (FIR) against Uttarakhand BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat on the charge that he allegedly raped a woman here, police said on Saturday. The FIR was registered on Friday night in south Delhi's Safdarjung police station on the basis of the woman's complaint. According to sources, the woman will be taken to a magisterial court for recording of her statement. Rawat was one among the nine rebel Congress legislators of Uttarakhand whose shifting loyalty led to a political upheaval in the hill state recently. He later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.