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Akhil Chadda not IYC General Secretary: Coutinho

Arrested Akhil Chadda is not a part of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and had been suspended in June 2009 on unbecoming conduct, expressed Pratima Coutinho, president of the Goa Pradesh Youth Congress in light of the media reports on the arrest of Chadda for assaulting and harassing a young girl in Goa who had spurned his love requests.

“It is indeed a shameful act and it must be condemned, but to set the record straight Akhil Chadda is not a part of the Indian Youth Congress and this I have got confirmed from my seniors in the IYC.  He has not been a part of the organization since June 2009.

When spoke to Parvez Dhanani, general secretary, IYC, he said that Chadda is not a part of the Indian Youth Congress and neither is he a part of the Congress.

Sources reveal that while Chadda is not formally a part of the IYC or Congress, he is certainly close to Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh.

Vasco police arrested Chadda on Sunday afternoon under Sections 323 (causing hurt), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Vasco SDPO, DySP Lawrence D’Souza said, “We did arrest Chadda on Sunday. He was released on bail on Sunday evening by the JMFC, Vasco.”

Police said the girl’s sister, Anjali Amekar, in her complaint on Saturday alleged that Chaddha, who hails from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, came to their residence, slapped her and threatened them with dire consequences.

Police immediately registered an offence and provided police protection to the girl. Sources said the girl, who is related to a Youth Congress leader from Goa, had accused Chaddha of trying to lure her with the aim of making her his girlfriend. When she refused, Chaddha started to come in her way and tried to force her to accept his offer or be ready to face the consequences.

The girl informed her family and he was kept at bay. This irked Chaddha and on Saturday he allegedly barged into her house and demanded to meet the girl. When the girl objected, he allegedly slapped her.

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