BJP leader Rajendra Namdeo accused of molesting acid attack survivor; Madhya Pradesh Police files case
Police in Madhya Pradesh have registered a case against a BJP leader, who enjoyed the status of minister of state as the vice-chairman of a government body, for allegedly molesting an acid attack survivor
Bhopal: Police in Madhya Pradesh have registered a case against a BJP leader, who enjoyed the status of minister of state as the vice-chairman of a government body, for allegedly molesting an acid attack survivor.
Taking a serious view of the matter, the state government today removed Rajendra Namdeo, the accused, from his post as the vice-chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Rajya Silai Kala Mandal.
He enjoyed the status of minister of state owing to the post.
The order to remove Namdeo from his post was issued by Rajiv Nigam, deputy secretary, urban administration and housing department.
State BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chouhan suspended Namdeo from the party for six months, after Hanumanganj police station in Bhopal registered the case of molestation against Namdeo, who hails from Maihar in Satna district, last night.
In the complaint, the 25-year-old woman alleged that in November last year, Namdeo called her to a hotel room near the Bhopal railway station and tried to molest her but she managed to escape, said Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Singh Bhadauriya.
"Police have booked him under relevant sections of the IPC. We are interrogating Namdeo," he said.
Namdeo hasn't been arrested yet.
Bhadauriya said the complainant was attacked with acid in Bhopal in 2016. The assailant was arrested and is in jail.
She had approached Namdeo to get some work, he said.
"We are verifying the complaint and also looking into why she took three months to lodge it," he said.
The motion was passed by a voice vote and Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asked Sen to leave the House
In a series of tweets, the Central Chennai MP described the whole incident when Rudy, a former Union Minister, made the revelation to him.
Congress MP Ripun Bora claimed that the union minister's birthplace was Harinathpur in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh and he reportedly came to West Bengal for computer studies