BJP leader booked for raping daughter for 8 yrs

A BJP leader from Ajnala,Ashok Taneja,was on Wednesday booked by the police for allegedly raping his 20-year-old daughter for the past eight years.....

Written by Express News Service | Amritsar | Published: March 26, 2009 1:59 am

A BJP leader from Ajnala,Ashok Taneja,was on Wednesday booked by the police for allegedly raping his 20-year-old daughter for the past eight years.

A university student,his daughter has alleged in her complaint that her father has been sexually assaulting her for the past eight years and even threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone.

The victim has stated in her complaint that she finally mustered enough courage to tell her mother. Her maternal family living in Amritsar then came to know about the alleged rape of the girl,said the police.

The police arrested 40-year-old Taneja,after registering a case under Section 376 of the IPC.

“We have registered a rape case and the accused had been arrested. We are probing into the matter,” said SP(D) Amritsar (Rural) Satpal Joshi.

He said the girl is unmarried and her mother is shocked to hear about the sexual exploitations of her daughter.

He added that though Taneja’s wife had some doubts,she had never brought up the matter fearing it might break her family.

“The girl has said that she was sexually assaulted by her father whenever she was alone in the house,” a police officer said.

Tanjeja runs a shop in Ajnala,a border town. He has one son who is younger to his daughter.

Taneja is general secretary of BJP’s Ajnala Mandal. He told the police that he has been framed due to some domestic disputes and political rivalry.

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