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Accused an RSS man, says Cong; releases video


Bhopal : The Congress on Saturday released a video clip showing deaf and mute girl’s alleged rapist with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The party also claimed that the accused was an active member of the RSS and the BJP.

State media in-charge of the party Sobha Oza even played a clip of the view in the press conference wherein Ashwini is seen seeking CM’s blessings. “Ashwini is the blue-eyed boy of the BJP leaders and the CM. Chouhan knows him personally,” she said and claimed that the accused had handled relief work during Kedarnath tragedy of 2013.  Contd. on P8

 “The state government spent a huge amount on relief work. No auditing was done of the work,” she alleged. Alleging that Ashwini had removed posts, photographs and comments from his social media accounts “to prevent his conveners from getting into trouble,” she claimed that despite not being registered, accused’s NGO Kritharth had been regularly getting funds from

the higher education department as well as the social justice department, “Who all are behind his NGO. Who ensured aid to the NGO in violation of norms. Why wasn’t he questioned regarding complaints lodged against him,” she asked.

Vice-president of media cell Bhupendra Gupta alleged that a few IAS officers and ministers backed Ashwini’s NGO. He said that the party was collecting information regarding the NGO and would soon reveal its dark truth.

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Dirty politics aimed at hurting CM’s image: BJP

State BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agarwal accused the Congress of indulging in dirty politics to damage Chief Minister’s image. During 13 years of being at the helm of affairs, Chouhan has met several lakhs of people and blessed them. He has never sought a character certificate from a person before blessing him. Neither has he ever consulted an astrologer to confirm whether a person would become a criminal in future or not before bestowing his blessings. Mockingly, he said, “I have dozens of photographs and videos of Congmen touching CM’s feet. So by Congress angle, should all these men be counted as Sangh members.” He also denied that Ashwini was a member of the BJP

14-yr-old kanwariya sodomised in UP

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a dhaba owner at a village here, police said on Saturday.   The boy and his friends had gone to Haridwar during the Kanwar yatra. On their way back, they took up work at the dhaba as they had run out of money, Circle Officer Rizwan Ahmad said. The incident took place on Friday, following which the boy lodged a complaint.

Govt residential school student raped in UP   

A 13-year-old girl of a state-run residential school in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly raped by a youth, who has been arrested, police said on Saturday.  The girl, a student of a Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Balika Vidyalaya in Bahraich, was raped on Thursday, SP Sabharaj Singh said. The youth was arrested late Friday night after a complaint was lodged by the girl’s parents, he said, adding that the matter is being investigated.

Priest held in Thane for molesting woman

A 77-year-old man, a temple priest, was arrested today for allegedly molesting a woman in Kalyan area in the district, police said. Gopal Tambe, the accused, was booked under section 354 of IPC (molestation), said assistant police inspector S S Rajput of Kolsewadi police station. According to the complainant accused Tambe of molestation on the pretext of curing her headache.

Man rapes minor niece in Sidhi , held

A minor girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Sidhi district when her mother had gone to visit a temple, police said on Saturday. The incident happened on Friday in a village under Churhat police station limits and the accused had been arrested, an official informed. The 11-year-old girl’s mother had gone to visit a temple and had asked her brother, who was at home at the time, to take care of the minor, ASP said.

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