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Rajasthan: Congress suspends rape-accused former MLA Mewaram Jain after obscene video goes viral

Congress said that Jain's act was an indication of a breach of discipline of the party.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Jaipur Updated on: January 07, 2024 14:53 IST
Mewaram Jain, Congress, rajasthan
Image Source : X/MEWARAM JAIN Suspended Congress leader Mewaram Jain

Former Congress MLA Mewaram Jain, who was an accused in a gang rape case, was suspended by the party after two purported video clips allegedly showed him in an absence act and went viral on social media. The party said that Jain was suspended from the party in view of his “involvement in immoral activities”.

Congress said that the act of Jain was an an indication of a breach of discipline of the party.

Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, in a signed release on Saturday (January 6), said, “Mewaram Jain (Ex MLA, Barmer) has been suspended from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress with immediate effect in view of his involvement in immoral activities which is a clear indication of a breach of discipline under the constitution of the Congress Party.”

Background of the matter

A woman filed a case in December 2023, accusing nine people including Jain and RPS officer Anand Singh Rajpurohit, of raping and molesting her adolescent daughter two years ago.

Mevaram Jain was elected from the Barmer constituency on a 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 he had claimed to be doctored, and 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.

(With PTI inputs)

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