Uttarakhand: Expelled BJP leader arrested for allegedly raping minor

The Congress burnt the effigy of the BJP government over the issue.
Image used for representational purpose only. (File Photo)
Image used for representational purpose only. (File Photo)

CHAMPAWAT: Expelled BJP leader Kamal Rawat was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping a minor girl here, police said.

Police officer Yogesh Upadhyay said Rawat was arrested from Champawat late in the evening and he will be produced in a court Monday.

The Congress burnt the effigy of the BJP government over the issue.

The police had registered a case against Rawat under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

The victim underwent a medical examination on Saturday but her statement could not be recorded in the court.

The BJP's Champawat District President Nirmal Mehra said Rawat has been expelled from the party.

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