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NCP leader booked on rape charge

India Blooms News Service | | 13 Sep 2014, 07:43 pm
Mumbai, Sept 13 (IBNS) With Maharashtra gearing up for assembly polls, a senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader found himself into trouble as he has been booked on rape charge after a woman accused him of sexually abusing her.

According to reports, the former Maharashtra minister Laxmanrao Dhoble has been  booked under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The woman had approached the police with her complaint against the NCP leader on Friday, reports said.

"The complainant stated that Dhobale would call her in his office cabin and would force her to perform sexual activities. The woman alleged that Dhobale had some obscene pictures and raped her between 2011 and January 2013 by threatening her," Balsingh Rajput, deputy commissioner of police, zone XI was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

The victim works in a college.