Rohit Tilak booked for raping lawyer

Mubarak Ansari
Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Pune: Senior Congress leader Rohit Tilak, who is the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, has been booked by Pune city police for allegedly raping a woman lawyer. 

The FIR in this regard was registered against him late Monday night at Vishrambaug police station. Rohit Tilak is the national coordinator of Indian Youth Congress.

Rohit is grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, who was a senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament. His father Deepak Tilak is the current vice Chancellor of the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth.

Pune: Senior Congress leader Rohit Tilak, who is the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, has been booked by Pune city police for allegedly raping a woman lawyer. 

The FIR in this regard was registered against him late Monday night at Vishrambaug police station. Rohit Tilak is the national coordinator of Indian Youth Congress.

Rohit is grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, who was a senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament. His father Deepak Tilak is the current vice Chancellor of the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth.

As per the FIR, the 40 year-old lawyer and the accused knew each other for a few years and when she was fighting a case related to the educational institute in the Bombay High Court. They used to go together.

"Later, they got into a relationship. The woman has alleged that Tilak repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her. He also allegedly forced her for unnatural sex," said a police officer.

The police have booked him for offences under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (insult), 506 (criminal intimidation), 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of  the Indian Penal Code.

Tilak 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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