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Freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s great grandson booked for rape: Police

The police said the 40-year-old complainant and Rohit knew each other for the last couple of years. "The complainant alleged that Rohit repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her," said a police officer.

By: PTI | Pune | Updated: July 18, 2017 4:11 pm
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Congress leader Rohit Tilak, who is the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, has been booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into “unnatural” sex, the police said. The case was registered against him late last night. Rohit is the great-grandson of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak and grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, who was a senior Congress leader and member of Parliament.

The police said the 40-year-old complainant and Rohit knew each other for the last couple of years. “The complainant alleged that Rohit repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her,” said a police officer. The police have slapped charges of rape, unnatural offences, voluntarily causing hurt, insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code on the Congress leader.

Rohit had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly polls from the Kasba Peth seat in Pune against the BJP’s Girish Bapat.

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  1. Shuja Shakir
    Jul 20, 2017 at 11:22 am
    The headline seems to suggest that the legendary freedom fighter, Lokmanya Tilak is somewhere responsible for the (mis) deeds of his great-g son. Besides, the offence he has been charged with is yet to prove in the court of law..therefore, to talk about his unproven crime in context of his lineage or political affiliations is simply preposterous...our media has an uncanny knack of conducting kangaroo courts..!!
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      Murthy
      Jul 20, 2017 at 7:33 am
      If this guy had been a member of the BJP, Parliament would NOT have functioned for the entire Session...... I did not expect Indian Express, essentially, an Opposition Paper, to publish this report. Generally, they have their eyes fixed on Cow and Goh Rakshaks. The paper believes if Premier Modiji can be shown to have "directly ordered" the Goh Rakshaks to go and attack lorry drivers, then the paper can see Congress back in power.
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      1. Chandu Shah
        Jul 19, 2017 at 12:24 pm
        Where is Rahul Gandhi Khan these days?
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        1. Chandu Shah
          Jul 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm
          Soon khangress is eliminated it will be better for the great nation of India
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          1. Chandu Shah
            Jul 19, 2017 at 12:21 pm
            Majority of khangres are in that ilk
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