Police filed an FIR against Uttarakhand legislator Harak Singh Rawat on Saturday after a woman accused the BJP leader of raping her at his south Delhi residence.
The woman told Delhi Police that Rawat called her to his home in Green Park on Friday and raped her. Sources said she approached police on Friday night and registered a complaint.
Police sources said the woman had filed a similar case against Rawat more than 15 years ago.
Rawat was a prominent leader of a rebel MLA group that walked out of the Congress in Uttarakhand earlier this year, plunging the government into a crisis and prompting the Centre to clamp President’s Rule in the state.
But the Supreme Court scrapped the central rule and chief minister Harish Rawat won a crucial floor test in the assembly after the rebel legislators were disqualified from voting.
Harak Singh and the other rebels formally joined the BJP about two months ago.