Varanasi: BSP leader held in rape case

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Varanasi, Mar 7: Police have arrested a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader on Sunday, Mar 7, in connection with a rape case.

Amir Chand Patel was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in 2009, said Vijay Bhushan, superintendent of police.

Vibha alias Kiran Mishra, a widow had lodged a complaint against Patel. The matter was transferred to special investigation section (SIS) of district police for investigation.

Following the submission of the report by SIS, the police lodged a case of rape and fraud against the BSP leader.

The court sent him to jail on 14-days judicial remand. It was alleged that Patel not only exploited Mishra sexually but also took her ornaments by making false promises.

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