Mumbai-woman withdraws rape allegations against Dhananjay Munde

Mumbai Police on Friday informed that the woman who had accused Dhananjay Munde of rape has withdrawn the complaint.

Mumbai-woman withdraws rape allegations against Dhananjay Munde

According to reports, on Friday, January 22, the Mumbai-based woman Renu Sharma who had accused Dhananjay Munde, Maharashtra Social Justice Minister of rape, has taken back her police complaint.

Officials on Friday informed that the woman has withdrawn the complaint, however, no reason was mentioned for doing so. Moreover, the Mumbai Police asked the complainant to submit a notarized affidavit in this regard.

Earlier on January 11, the woman had filed a complaint before the Mumbai Police against Munde, accusing him of rape and sexual assault on the pretext of marriage in 2006 due to which an inquiry was initiated by the police.

On January 16, the assistant commissioner of police of Oshiwara division recorded the statement of Renu Sharma. Earlier, the woman had taken to social media to levy allegations towards the Oshiwara police who had not registered an FIR against the minister in spite of a written complaint. According to sources, the Indore resident further stated that she was threatened and abused by Munde further elucidating on the details of the places where Munde had taken her and raped her over the years.

However, despite serious rape allegations, Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was seen backing its minister, with state NCP chief and minister Jayant Patil saying that these are only allegations against him further adding, “He has given his clarification in this regard. This is his family issue. It takes years for one to get established in politics and so without investigating the incident, it would be unfair to finish off someone’s career.”

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