Police drop kidnapping case in opposition to Agra man, to guide him for harassing lady

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While giving a clear chit to 32-year-old Mehtab Rana and three of his relations within the case of alleged kidnapping of a minor lady belonging to a unique group after she denied their involvement in her assertion earlier than the courtroom, the Agra police on Wednesday stated that they’d press harassment costs in opposition to Rana.

Rana’s spouse and two sisters-in-law have been arrested earlier on costs of preserving the kidnapped individual in confinement.

They will, nonetheless, proceed to stay in jail as police have now booked them as co-accused within the 2018 kidnapping case of the identical lady.

According to police, the 16-year-old lady informed the courtroom that she went to Delhi with two youths – Gwalior-based Divyanshu and his buddy Rinku – on February 23 this yr to border Rana as he had been allegedly harassing and threatening her to vary her assertion within the 2018 kidnapping case.

“On the basis of the girl’s statement in which she alleged harassment, a fresh case will be registered against Rana on charges of extortion and physical assault. We will also seek warrant against Rana’s wife and two sisters-in-law in the 2018 kidnapping case,” SP (Agra City) Botre Rohan Pramod stated.

Three years in the past, Rana was booked for kidnapping and raping the identical lady. The lady was then recovered from Meerut and Rana was arrested. He was later launched in 2019.

Meanwhile, police will move the courtroom to hunt Divyanshu’s custody. Divyanshu was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police three days in one other case of cybercrime.