Non-bailable warrant issued against Parminder Kataria
The city court in Gurgaon issued a non-bailable warrant against deputy Mayor Parminder Kataria in a rape case that was filed against him by the Gurgaon Police last month after a 36-year-old woman alleged him for repeatedly raping her on the pretext of marriage.
Police on Tuesday said they are conducting raids at different places to nab the deputy mayor, who has been underground to evade arrest since he has been booked on charges of rape and criminal intimidation.
“After verifying the allegations of rape and criminal intimidation by the complainant, it was decided to arrest the accused. Raids were conducted at several places in the last few days. The accused is evading arrest and, therefore, a non-bailable warrant was issued on October 9,” read a statement issued by Deepak Saharan, DCP (East).
The role of police has come under question after the victim alleged they did not question or arrest the accused for 15 days.
Police swung into action after the woman wrote to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, alleging police inaction in the case and seeking his intervention in bringing the “perpetrator” to justice.
In her email to the Chief Minister, she has accused the police of shielding the deputy mayor and giving him enough time to pressure her to withdraw the rape case against him.
The woman had lodged a complaint on October 24 against the deputy Mayor, but within a few days, she retracted from her allegations, claiming the deputy Mayor threatening to kill her and her children.
She had earlier alleged Kataria visited Agra with her, where he had shown her fake divorce papers, to win her confidence. She also stated in her complaint that when she realised that the divorce papers were fake, Kataria allegedly promised to get her a job in the MCG to win her confidence. But even after this Kataria continued to sexually exploit her for a few months.