Ludhiana, April 5 -- The 45-year-old woman, who had accused Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief and MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains of rape, has claimed harassment through lewd messages and videos, police said.

Inspector Sukhdev Singh of Dehlon police said they had lodged a case under Sections 67 and 68 of the Information and Technology Act on the complaint of the woman, who alleged that she had been receiving derogatory messages from unidentified phone numbers since February 1.

Police are taking help from the cyber cell to trace the accused.

On November 16 last year, the woman had accused Bains of raping her and threatening to kill both her sons. Following this, the commissioner of police had marked an inquiry to joint commissioner of police (rura...