Punjab Police had been conducting raids to trace Sucha Singh Langah. (File photo)
Former Akali minister Sucha Singh Langah, who had been on the run after a rape case was registered against him, today surrendered before the district court in Gurdaspur.
Punjab Police had been conducting raids to trace him.
"He (Langah) surrendered today in the district court here," Gurdaspur SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said.
Langah was booked by the police on the night of September 28, after a woman filed a complaint that the Akali leader had allegedly been raping her repeatedly since 2009.
Police had booked Langah under Sections 376 (rape), 384 (extortion), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
The victim had also given a video clip in pen drive to the police to support her accusations.
Yesterday, he had moved the Punjab and Haryana High court seeking anticipatory bail.
On October 2, the Chandigarh district court had rejected the application of Langah for surrender in connection with the rape case registered against him by Gurdaspur police.
Langah had dubbed the rape case lodged against him as "false" and accused a Congress lawmaker of getting him booked.
Langah had also termed the complaint as a "classic example of political vendetta.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had accepted the resignation of party core committee member Langah from all party posts.