Bihar BJP MLC Tunna Pandey molests 12-year-old, party suspends him

A BJP MLC in Bihar has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl on Purvanchal Express in state's Vaishali district on Sunday, police said. According to ANI,  Tunna Pandey has been suspended by the party. The Government Railway Police arrested Pandey at Hajipur railway station after the victim filed a complaint against him. An FIR has also been registered, a police official said.

However, Pandey has denied the allegations and was quoted as saying by ANI that he was looking for his phone charger and didn't know whether it was a girl or a boy.

KC Tyagi, JD(U) MP from Bihar, condemned Pandey's action saying, "It's shameful, we have zero tolerance policy towards this."

"As per complaint of the victim, Pandey tried to molest her and also misbehaved with her early on Sunday and also tried to take her to the bathroom," police said. Pandey, a criminal-turned-politician, is also known as the liquor mafia in Siwan-Gopalganj districts in Bihar.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2016 12:28 PM

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