Chandigarh court refuses to accept Langah’s surrender
A local court here on Monday refused to accept the surrender of former Shiromani Akali Dal Minister Sucha Singh Langah, directing him to go to Punjab’s Gurdaspur town where the rape and cheating case was registered against him.After remaining underground for three days, the rape accused ex-minister dramatically surrendered at the District and Sessions Court here on Monday, but duty magistrate Hirdejeet Singh rejected his bid and asked him to go and surrender in Gurdaspur. The former Minister was accompanied by his lawyer and some associates when he arrived at the court complex to surrender. Since the complex was closed due to Monday being a national holiday on account of Gandhi Jayanti, he appeared before the Duty Magistrate.Langah was booked on Friday at Gurdaspur on the complaint of a woman employee of the Punjab Police Vigilance Department. The victim, a widow, claimed that she had been sexually exploited and raped by Langah since 2009 under the threat of death. She also said that she was a classmate of Langah’s daughter in college. Langah, however, has denied allegations against him, saying that his opponents have allegedly fixed him.
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