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Rakab Ganj Gurudwara employee held for rape


Police has arrested a senior employee of Delhi’s Rakab Ganj Gurudwara for allegedly raping a 40-year-old woman on the pretext of providing her a job in the media.

Bhupinder Singh, a close associate of one of the office bearers of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, was arrested by Delhi Police on August 29.

He was presented before a magistrate here on August 30 and remanded to judicial custody till September 13.

According to the complainant, Singh was working in the Rakab Ganj Sahib Gurudwara and had taken Rs 2-3 lakh from the complainant on the pretext of providing her a job.

The woman told police that she knows Singh for the past two years.

Singh did not return the amount or provide her a job, she alleged.

On Aug 28, Singh messaged the woman and called her to an office in Bharat Nagar Paharganj, the woman said in her complaint.

When she went there, Singh told her that he has fixed up a job for her and she can start work from the next day.

Then he took her to his friend’s room located near to the office.

"At 1 pm around he took me to the bedroom of his friend’s house and started molesting her. When she opposed, Singh told her that her job will be finalised only when she establishes a physical relationship with him. Then he raped the woman," the first information report stated.

She lodged a First Information Report against the accused in the Paharganj police station in central Delhi Police then arrested Singh on August 29.

Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) president and former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Paramjit Singh Sarna on Saturday demanded action against Bhupinder Singh.

"The act of Bhupinder Singh, an associate of DSGMC’s advisor Kulmohan Singh, has tarnished the image of the Gurdwara. Strong action must taken against him," Sarna said.