Ex Maha min Awhad booked for molestation

Mumbai: Police Monday registered an FIR of molestation against NCP leader and former Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on the complaint of BJP Mahila Morcha vice president Rida Asgar Rashid who alleged that she was assaulted by Awhad.
‘The case was registered at the Mumbra Police Station.
The incident took place after a new bridge in Mumbra was inaugurated by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde in the presence of the NCP leader. As she was trying to get close to the car to meet Shinde when he was leaving at around 6.30 pm, Awhad came in her way.
After telling her, “Why are you standing in the middle? Move aside”, he grabbed her shoulders and pushed her aside.
Later, she met Shinde requesting him to direct the police to register an FIR against Awhad. The Mumbra-Kalwa MLA was booked under IPC Section 354 (Outraging woman’s modesty).  (UNI)

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