Lucknow: Waseem Rizvi, the controvercial former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman has been accused of rape by his driver’s wife.
The woman, who went to Saadatganj police station with several lawyers on Tuesday, has demanded action against Waseem Rizvi.
The woman has accused Rizvi of blackmailing her through obscene videos and photos.
The police said they are investigating on the basis of the complaint given by the woman.
The victim 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.
Meanwhile, Waseem Rizvi said that his driver was conniving with his rivals and was passing on his information to them.
Shia clerics in Lucknow have been up in arms against Rizvi for his anti-Islam views and have been demanding FIR against him for hurting their religious sentiments.
Rizvi has been in news for his anti Islam views for long. He recently claimed that he has printed and self-published the first compilation of what he has called ‘The Real Quran’. Rizvi’s book has omitted 26 Quranic verses that he claims, were promoting terror.
“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.
Saadatganj police station in-charge said that further action will be taken after registering a case once preliminary investigations are over.
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