A rape case has been registered against him by a girl who claims that she was subjected to rape after being promised of a job. According to home department officials, the girl hailing from Aurangabad was invited to the government guest house in the pretext of a job offer. They said, “When the girl visited Nashik, they raped her at a government guest house on February 21."
She filed a complaint of the sexual advances with the Sarkarwada police on Feb 22.
While the MLA cried foul and said that this was a political conspiracy by his detractors. RR Patil, Home Minister of the State, has engaged in the case and has taken immediate action and commented, "The police has registered a case against the accused and are probing the case. The picture would be clear once the investigation is over. All are equal before the law and police would conduct the probe impartially."
While the NCP is a major ally in the state, the Opposition has jumped on to the case with fervour and has floated accusations that timely action was not taken.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson remarked, "The moment a complaint in such a case is lodged against any individual, the first thing police does is arrest the accused. But in this case, the police is deliberately delaying the arrest of both the accused, as one of them is an MLA of the ruling Democratic Front government."