Accused in rape case Raju Bhatt writes letter to Pavagadh Temple Trust and resigns as Secretary
Resignation accepted at Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday
A meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Thursday under the chairmanship of Surendra Patel, President, Pavagadh Kalika Mandir Trust where discussions were held on Raju Bhatt, accused in the rape case against a college girl in Vadodara. He resigned from the post of secretary in a letter to the Pavagadh Temple Trust which was accepted at the meeting of the temple trust.
Surendra Patel, president of Pavagadh Kalika Mandir Trust, said that today's meeting was called in connection with Navratri preparations and ongoing development works. However, the meeting also discussed the complaint lodged against Raju Bhatt secretary of the trust. He has written a letter to stay away from the functioning of the trust and request to release him from the post of secretary and hand over the responsibility of secretary to someone else. So we have discussed and released Rajubhai from the post of secretary and given the responsibility to another person. Currently, he has been relieved of the post of secretary. But when the crime is proved, he will be removed from the trustee post.
He further said that ongoing temple development works and preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival was also discussed in the meeting and necessary resolution has been passed in this regard.
Vadodara police is investigating on a complaint registered against two Ashok Jain and Raju Bhatt named in the FIR for allegedly taking a young woman working in an office to a guest house on Vasana Road in Vadodara city for a meeting and raped her after offered her a drink laced with some drug. The girl said in the complaint that the two had agreed to give 50 per cent share in a land deal and also to make CEO in the company. They also threatened her to viral the videos if she complaint the matter.Accused in rape case Raju Bhatt writes letter to Pavagadh Temple Trust and resigns as Secretary