Mewaram Jain, former Congress MLA from Barmer, has been suspended from Congress after a video clip went viral in which he was seen having sex with a woman, who has accused him of gang rape.
The state Congress president Govind Singh Dotasara has suspended Mewaram Jain stating that through illicit act, Jain has acted against the constitution of Congress.
Mewaram, 70, a three-time MLA from Barmer was booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) for allegedly molesting a woman and raping her minor daughter.
The woman has registered case of gang rape against eight others also which included local politicians and police officers.
Mewaram, however, has taken stay from High Court from arrest in this case till January 22, 2024.
What is the case
The woman (name withheld)has alleged that Jain has been raping her since 2021, while one Ram Swaroop, who had introduced her to Jain, has been raping her for five years.
The woman alleged that due to her father's illness, she came in contact with Ram Swaroop from Barmer about five years ago and he assured to help her.
Taking advantage of her vulnerability, he raped her, recorded the acts and continued to sexually exploit her.
She stated that Ram Swaroop introduced her to the then MLA of Barmer Jain in 2021 at her flat and alleged that both of them raped her and have been continuously raping her since then. They also molested her adolescent daughter, raped one of her friends and insisted her to bring other women also.
She also alleged that the police officers and other accused threatened her against revealing the matter and also forced her to sign some blank papers.
Ram Swaroop had also filed a case in Barmer in November 2022 against five people, including two women, alleging sextortion and demand of Rs 50 lakh. Police had arrested the accused in this case.
Mewaram Jain was elected as the MLA from the Barmer constituency on Congress ticket three times. He, however, lost the last election to BJP rebel Priyanka Choudhary. He has also held the post of chairman of the Gau Seva Ayog.
Some explicit pictures/CD of Jain had surfaced over a year back, which Jain had claimed to be doctored, and he filed a case at the Kotwali Police Station in Barmer.
The zonal unit of the Enforcement Directorate, Jaipur, has registered a case of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in connection with this case after it was learnt that an exchange of Rs 5 crore had allegedly taken place in this case.
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