BJP-leader arrested for molesting a 13-year-old


1 June: 

A 13-year-old girl has alleged that a BJP leader Ashok Makwana molested her on board a Goa-Ahmedabad flight on May 29.

The leader was later arrested on Tuesday, by Police.

The FIR lodged by the victim’s parents on Sunday said a male passenger seated next to the girl sexually harassed her during the journey.

Inspector V.R. Patel said that the girl was travelling alone when Ashok tried to touch her indecently. As soon as the girl reached home she narrated the episode to her parents following which the family filed a complaint with the police

He added that, the complaint was against an unidentified passenger and later was identified when police went through the passenger list.

Makwana has been booked under Section 354-A of the IPC (sexual harassment) and sections 11 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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