Former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar, who was involved in a sex scandal controversy, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody by Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court.
Kumar became the face of a controversy when a sex tape featuring him had surfaced. Soon after the tape was leaked, the woman from the tape alleged rape and the AAP minister was booked under Sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, with intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
He was also charged under the Information Technology Act’s Section 67A (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form).
The woman had alleged in her complaint that she was sexually harassed by Kumar at his office-cum-residence in Sultanpuri area where she had gone to get her ration card made.
She had also alleged that Kumar had offered her a spiked cold drink following which she could not recall what exactly happened with her and how she had acted.
Kumar was sacked after the alleged “sex video” involving him became viral.
He later defended himself, saying he had resigned on his own and claimed that he had been targeted because he was a Dalit.