The personal secretary of sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar was questioned again on Tuesday by police in connection with the rape case filed against the latter. Sandeep, who is embroiled in a ‘sex tape’ scandal, has alleged that his personal secretary Praveen Kumar was “blackmailing” him and “threatening to destroy his public image”.
Police suspect that the “objectionable” video, which showed Sandeep in a compromising position with a woman, was leaked by Praveen. Praveen was detained by police for questioning on Monday from the Delhi Secretariat and was let off later same night. He was called again today.
While Sandeep has claimed he was innocent and alleged that Praveen had “tried to blackmail” him, police have not been able to find strong clues pointing toward Praveen’s role in the matter. Praveen has not been arrested as there is no incriminating evidence against him, said a senior police officer.
Police are also concerned about the video going viral on the social media. “Since the victim has filed a rape case against the accused, police are worried about a possible threat to her,” the officer said. Police may seek help from the Cyber Cell of the Economic Offences Wing to halt the spread of the video.
The officer said: “The priority is finding the device which was used for making the video. After the device is seized, it will be sent for forensic examination along with the CD.”
(With PTI inputs)