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Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde accused of rape

Mumbai, Jan 13: A woman has accused Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape and alleged that the Mumbai Police did not take cognizance of her complaint.

Dhananjay Munde has however denied all the allegations and has stated that the woman has being blackmailing him and he has registered a complain against her back in November.

Mr Munde, 45, said that he had been in a relationship with the woman’s sister since 2003 and has two children with her. The relationship was also accepted by his family, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader said. “This matter was known to my family, wife and friends. In this mutual relationship, we were blessed with a son and a daughter. My family, wife and my children have also taken these kids as family and approved,” he wrote, adding, “This whole case has been created for blackmailing, false and defamation, so please don’t believe such charges

The 37 year old women has alleged Munde has raped for the first time in 2006 when she was alone at her home and since then had repeated the act multiple times over the years. She further said that Munde gave assurances of marrying her as well and helping her get work as a singer in Bollywood.

An FIR or First Information Report has yet to be filed on the woman’s complaint.