Lucknow: Waseem Rizvi, the former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman has been accused of rape by his driver’s wife.
The victim on Tuesday along with several lawyers lodged a complaint at Saadatganj police station and demanded action against Waseem Rizvi for the alleged heinous act.
Waseem Rizvi was recently in the news after he printed and self-published the first compilation of what he has calls ‘The Real Quran’. Rizvi’s book has omitted 26 Quranic verses that he claims, were promoting terror. He claimed that these verses were added after the death of Prophet Muhammad.
According to sources, the victim, who happens to be the driver’s wife of Rizvi, in her complaint alleged that Rizvi used to force her to have a physical relationship with her by sending her husband out on the pretext of some work.
The woman alleged that when she protested against the exploitation, Rizvi used to silence her by threatening to make her “obscene” photos and videos go viral.
Vexed with the threatening, she narrated her ordeal to her husband on June 11, upon which the husband confronted Rizvi, who in turn beat him up.
The victim’s husband said that his wife was being exploited from the past six months.
“We demand that an FIR should be registered under the relevant sections of law and action be taken against Waseem Rizvi,” said the victim’s lawyer.
Wasim Rizvi clarifies:
Wasim Rizvi, however, claims that he is being wrongly framed by his driver. Rizvi said that his driver was meeting his opponents, who he alleged are plotting a deep conspiracy against him after the episode of his writing the Quran. “In view of the safety, I removed the driver a few days ago from his job and his accomdation was also vacated. In order to take revenge the couple had planned to frame me in a false case,” Rizvi said.
Inspector Saadatganj Brajesh Yadav said that the woman’s husband was the driver of Rizvi. On Tuesday, his wife reached the police station along with many advocates. According to the woman, for the past many years, her husband has been employed by Rizvi. Police said that the investigation is underway and a case will be registered once evidence is gathered.