In a major development, the Assam Police have registered a case against Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain for allegedly raping and threatening a 24-year old married woman.
The case has been registered in Nagaon district, as was confirmed by local police.
It need be mentioned that Minister Gohain has also filed complaints of blackmailing against the woman and her family.
Police said that while the woman has pleaded to withdraw the case, the police is bent upon continuing with its probe and case still stands.
Nagaon Deputy Superintendent of Police (headquarter) Sabita Das said the case was registered against Mr Gohain on August 2 after receiving a complaint at Nagaon police station.
As per the complaing, the alleged incident took place seven to eight months ago and it has been clalimed that both Gohain and the woman knew each other for a long time.
Police sources also said that the Union Minister used to visit her home.>