Ex-BJP legislator booked for raping woman


Rape IllustrationThe police on February 23 has booked former Delhi BJP MLA Vijay Jolly on charges of rape after a woman had alleged that he assaulted her at Gurugram’s Aapno Ghar Resort on February 10 after spiking her drink.

The woman filed the rape complaint at a women’s police station in Delhi. Jolly was booked under Sections 376, 328 and 506 of the IPC.

Jolly, who served as a legislator from 2003 to 2008, said he had filed a police complaint against the woman, who he alleged was blackmailing and extorting him, on February 17.

The BJP’s women’s wing member had met him alone at the resort on February 10. After unsuccessfully trying to extort Rs 10 lakh, she warned him that if he disagreed she would file a case against him, he said.

In her complaint, the woman said that she knew Jolly for the past three years. “I met him on February 10, and he offered me a lift. Trusting him, I went along. Little did I know what was to follow.”

Later, he filed an FIR against the woman at Kherki Daula Police Station, as per the police.

Jolly said the woman was accusing him of coming to know that he had lodged an FIR against her, he added.