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Jharkhand Minister’s former driver threatens complainant, eyebrows raised over police inaction

Jamshedpur, July 18: Pradyut Kumar Singh alias Munna Singh, former driver of health minister Banna Gupta, a resident of Kadma who is facing accusation of sexually exploiting a married woman on the pretext of marriage is learnt to be threatening the complainant woman on her mobile phone to withdraw the case. 
The case was lodged in Kadma thana after intervention of the Jamshedpur court and the case is being investigated by DSP headquarter II Kamal Kishore since the last one month. 
The complainant has complained to the city SP Subhas Chandra Jatt and also SSP M Tamilvanan and sought justice and felt that there is no option but to commit suicide with her two girl child. 

The Jamshedpur civil court has directed the Kadma thana to lodge a case and investigate into the accusation. The woman has accused the driver of raping her, intimidation, forcing her for abortion and taking away Rs 7 lakh by cheating her. 

The complainant has said that this has been continuing since 2012. The woman had earlier written to Jamshedpur city SP, Kolhan DIG, IG and  DGP but so far no action has been taken. The woman has complained that she had two daughters and had taken divorce from her husband in January 2021 and claimed that Munna Singh forged friendship citing that his wife was terminally ill and then developed physical relation. The woman was having a legal dispute with her husband for several years and the accused took advantage of that situation. The accused knew that the woman’s brother was in Tata Main Hospital and took Rs 7 lakh promising to do business and return it at the earliest. However, when the woman asked him to marry he refused. 

The victim woman has claimed that she was sexually exploited by the driver even in the official house of the state health minister. 

The lawyer of the victim, Shivshankar Prasad said that police were hesitant to lodge report, after they lodged report after Jamshedpur court’s order, they are not carrying out arrest of the accused. 

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