Whereas giving a clear chit to 32-year-old Mehtab Rana and three of his members of the family within the case of alleged kidnapping of a minor woman belonging to a distinct neighborhood after she denied their involvement in her assertion earlier than the courtroom, the Agra police on Wednesday stated that they might press harassment costs in opposition to Rana.
Rana’s spouse and two sisters-in-law have been arrested earlier on costs of retaining the kidnapped individual in confinement.
They may, nevertheless, proceed to stay in jail as police have now booked them as co-accused within the 2018 kidnapping case of the identical woman.
In line with police, the 16-year-old woman informed the courtroom that she went to Delhi with two youths – Gwalior-based Divyanshu and his good friend Rinku – on February 23 this 12 months to border Rana as he had been allegedly harassing and threatening her to vary her assertion within the 2018 kidnapping case.
“On the premise of the woman’s assertion through which she alleged harassment, a contemporary case can be registered in opposition to Rana on costs of extortion and bodily assault. We may also search warrant in opposition to Rana’s spouse and two sisters-in-law within the 2018 kidnapping case,” SP (Agra Metropolis) Botre Rohan Pramod stated.
Three years in the past, Rana was booked for kidnapping and raping the identical woman. The woman was then recovered from Meerut and Rana was arrested. He was later launched in 2019.
In the meantime, police will transfer the courtroom to hunt Divyanshu’s custody. Divyanshu was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police three days in one other case of cybercrime.