NAGAON, Feb 16 - Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain was exempted from appearing in the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court here till April 6 next in connection with a molestation case registered against him after the Gauhati High Court passed an interim stay order.
He was summoned to appear before the court on February 14, following which the minister filed a writ plea to the Gauhati High Court in this regard. The court stayed all the proceedings till April 6.
According to sources, the high court gave him relaxation to appear in the court till April 6, 2019 through an interim verdict.
It may be mentioned here that a married woman and her sister-in-law had registered a molestation case against the Minister and, thereafter, Nagaon Police submitted a report where it was stated that the matter was nothing but a mere misunderstanding between them and appealed to the court to dismiss the case.
But the court was not satisfied with the police version and took up the case for trial. Later, the minister told some mediapersons that it was nothing but part of a political conspiracy against him.
Earlier too, similar conspiracies had been hatched against him several times by some vested interest people, noticeably when parliamentary election was near.