The Rajasthan Police have handed over the sexual assault case involving the State Minister Babu Lal Nagar to the CID-Crime Branch. The case will be investigated by Additional SP VK Gaur. Interestingly, the investigating officer in question is reportedly said to be a favourite officer of the 53-year-old Minister of State for Khadi and Dairy. The case was handed over to the CID Crime Branch since it involved a sitting MLA.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Khadi and Dairy Babulal Nagar. The Minister is accused of sexually assaulting a 35-year-old woman at his residence.
“Chief Minister Gehlot has accepted the resignation of Nagar who quit his post on Thursday, and has forwarded it to Governor Margret Alva”, Press Advisor in CMO Mohd Yasin said.
Nagar is the third Minister in the Congress-led Gehlot Government who was forced to resign from the post on charges of sexual assault. Mahipal Maderna and Ram Lal Jat have been removed on similar grounds.