The MP had on Saturday moved a bail application after the woman, who accused him of raping her, denied the charge in a court.

Testifying as a prosecution witness in the case, the victim, in an in-camera hearing, said that the accused had done nothing wrong with her.

The married railway employee, who lodged a rape case against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP, told the court that she had deposed against the accused before a magistrate under pressure from relatives.

Telling the court that she was disturbed after her husband sent divorce papers to her by post in 2009, she stressed that nothing wrong was done with her by the accused. .

Facing trial under various charges dealing with rape, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation, Dhananjay Singh, the MP from Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur, had been charge sheeted on January 31 for allegedly repeatedly raping the woman between July 2005 and March 2009.

He was charged under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, including Sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

According to the complaint filed by the woman, the MP allegedly raped her at gunpoint and threatened her with dire consequences if she reported the matter, police said.

Dhananjay Singh's defence counsel SPM Tripathi has denied the allegations.

(JPN/Agencies)

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