BJP MLA arrested for verbally abusing woman police officer in Maharashtra's Tumsar

A BJP MLA from Bhandara district in Maharashtra was arrested on Saturday for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman police official.

Press Trust of India September 28, 2019 23:42:20 IST
BJP MLA arrested for verbally abusing woman police officer in Maharashtra's Tumsar
  • A BJP MLA from Bhandara district in Maharashtra was arrested on Saturday for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman police official

  • An official said Charan Waghmare, MLA from Tumsar constituency, had abused the woman police officer during a function held on 16 September to distribute construction kits to workers

  • A case was registered under sections 353, 354 and 506 among others, and, following a probe, Waghmare was held on Saturday

Nagpur: A BJP MLA from Bhandara district in Maharashtra was arrested on Saturday for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman police official.

An official said Charan Waghmare, MLA from Tumsar constituency, had abused the woman police officer during a function held on 16 September to distribute construction kits to workers.

"During the function, the MLA and the victim, who was on official duty at the function, got into an altercation. After the MLA allegedly used abusive language, the woman official filed a complaint with Tumsar police station on 18 September," he said.

A case was registered under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) among others, and, following a probe, Waghmare was held on Saturday, he said.

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