Thane: BJP corporator Daya Gaikwad booked for alleged rape

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Maharashtra: BJP leader Daya Gaikwad booked in rape case
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13 September, 2017

Summary: Representational ImageThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator of Kalyan (West), Daya Gaikwad, has been booked for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman from Thane.

A 27-year-old woman alleged that Daya raped her on several occasions between June and August. Gaikwad is also the former chairman of the education department of the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation. A report also quotes her as saying that Gaikwad committed the crime on pretext of marriage concealing his marital status.

Gaikwad said the allegations were false, and it was she who had blackmailed him with the threat of a rape accusation, the report added.

It was learned that the FIR has been filed days after woman complaint the police accusing Gaikwad in the sexual exploitation case.

The BJP leader has been booked under IPC sections 376, 323, 504, 506, 34 but is yet to be arrested.

Gaikwad then threatened the victim that he would use the audio recording as a proof that the victim was threatening him and trying to extort money from him, police said. He also accused the woman of demanding Rs 10 lakh, failing which she threatened to frame him in a rape case.


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