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Ex-BJP MLA & Fadnavis aide booked for rape of party colleague

Feb 28, 2020 11:52 IST

Narendra Mehta, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s former MLA from Mira Road was booked on charges of alleged rape levelled by a BJP woman municipal corporator. A close aide of Devendra Fadnavis, Mehta has been booked for offences of sexual assault by the Navghar Police after the complaint by his party female colleague and a civic lawmaker. Besides IPC provisions, he has also been slapped with charges under Attrocities Act following the complaint. There was huge speculation in political circles after Mehta suddenly quit all party posts a couple of days ago, followed by certain videos which went viral on social media networks.

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