Karan Morwal arrested by Police on Tuesday, the son of a Congress MLA from Madhya Pradesh, who was absconding for over six months after a woman lodged a rape case against him, an official said.
Karan Morwal is the son of Murli Morwal, the legislator from Badnagar in Ujjain district.
Karan Morwal 30 was arrested near Maksi town in Shajapur district, about 80 km from Indore, Jyoti Sharma, in-charge of the women’s police station in Indore. Police had earlier announced a reward of ₹ 25,000 on his arrest. Necessary legal formalities were underway following his arrest, she said.
A 23-year-old female Congress worker had registered a case against Karan on April 2, 2021. at the women’s police station in Indore. The woman complainant had alleged that he raped her on the pretext of marrying her, they said.
On October 19, the police questioned the accused’s younger brother Shivam as they suspected he was aware of his brother’s hideout, the officials said.
Eyewitnesses earlier said Congress MLA Murli Morwal had on October 19 arrived at Palasia police station here, located adjacent to the women’s police station, and held a closed-door meeting with some officials.
Morwal’s family, however, had termed the complaint as politically motivated and denied the allegations.
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra on October 20 had warned Karan Morwal to surrender within next 48 hours or else an exemplary action would be be taken against him. However, he did not reach Indore.
The minister also warned Karan’s father Murli Morwal, who is a Congress MLA from Badnagar in the Ujjain district, to take his son to the police station or else be ready to face the consequences.