MLA accused in Banda rape case arrested

Absconding ruling BSP MLA Purushottam Naresh Dwivedi, who allegedly raped a teenaged dalit girl, was today arrested in Banda district, police sources said. Dwivedi, who represents Naraini seat in UP Assembly, was on the run after orders for his arrest were issued yesterday in connection with the alleged criminal assault on the 17-year-old girl belonging to the backward community. After the incident, the girl had been arrested on theft charges last month following a complaint by the MLA. The legislator, who is in his 40s, was arrested in Banda, about 220 kms from here.Read more at The Times of India .

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