Patna: Bihar Congress Vice-President Brajesh Kumar alias Brajesh Pandey has been booked in a case of sexual exploitation of a minor woman, following which he tendered resignation from his publish.
Pandey has been booked underneath Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the premise of a supervision observe submitted by CID Ladies's cell DSP Mamta Kalyani, IGP (Weaker Part) Anil Kishore Yadav mentioned on Tuesday. Refusing to expose extra particulars, the IGP mentioned that investigation is on within the matter.
Pandey's title has been included within the case together with primary accused Nikhil Priyadarshi.
The sufferer woman, daughter of a former state minister additionally from Congress, alleged that Priyadarshi duped her within the title of marriage and blackmailed her along with his brother, one other co-accused and the Congress chief.
An FIR has been registered on this reference to SC/ST police station in Patna.
Priyadarshi and the opposite co-accused are absconding after an area courtroom lately rejected their anticipatory bail. The woman appeared on native TV channels at the moment and
narrated her woes.
Alleging that Pandey, who was launched to her as an enormous chief, used to threaten her with dire penalties, she accused him of being concerned in a intercourse racket.
Because the matter hogged media limelight, Pandey resigned from his publish saying, "I are not looking for that the get together endure in any method due to me".
He faxed his resignation letter to state get together president Ashok Choudhary.
State get together spokesman Harkhu Jha mentioned in an announcement that the state president, who’s now campaigning for Uttar Pradesh Meeting election, accepted the resignation. Pandey, who had unsuccessfully contested from Govindganj constituency in East Champaran in 2015, pleaded innocence in his resignation letter.
The sufferer woman has been accusing Nikhil Priyadarshi and his household however "I have no idea how come she is now naming me… I’m intentionally victimised on behalf of anyone," he mentioned within the letter.