Jaipur, 25 October: Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar was today arrested by CBI on charges of raping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman last month.
Before his arrest, a CBI team examined him for six hours, the agency’s spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said.
“The ex-minister of Rajasthan has been arrested under sections 323 and 376 (in an alleged rape case) after around six hours of examination. He is being taken for medical examination and will be produced in court tomorrow,” she said.
The CBI sleuths probing the case recorded the statement of Mrs Nagar at the Circuit House here after he summoned for interrogation this forenoon, officials said. While entering the Circuit House, Mr Nagar told reporters that he had full confidence in the CBI probe and had given his views and statements related to the case in writing to the agency.
Police had booked him on charges of raping and beating up the woman on 11 September. pti