Expelled Congress legislator Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate, who has been accused of raping a minor girl, appeared before the Crime Branch here on Thursday, a day after the Goa police registered an FIR against him.
Monserratte was out of the state when the FIR was lodged against him with Women’s Police Station for allegedly raping the 16-year-old girl in March.
Summons were issued to Monserratte, a former education minister, asking him to remain present before Investigating Officer Sudiksha Naik.
The MLA, accompanied by his wife and few supporters, came to the Crime branch office at around 3.10 pm. Before stepping in to the office, he told reporters, “I have not done anything wrong. The complaint is totally false and bogus. This is just to frame me. Nothing more than that.”
According to a report, the minor alleged that Monserrate spiked her drink and then raped her at his bungalow. “The next morning I woke up without my clothes, covered in blood, he was sitting without his clothes on,” the teen said.
She reportedly told the police that she was sold to Monserrate by her step mother and another woman for Rs 50 lakh.