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IYC General Secretary assumes Goa is domain for ‘Hooliganism’

First it was the local Congress leaders who assumed that Goa was a domain for their corruption and hooliganism, now we have an Indian Youth Congress, general secretary, Akhil Chaddha who assumes that his political standing in society gives him the right to allegedly enter the house of a 20-year old college student in Vasco, slap her sister and threaten hire with dire consequences on because the girl spurned his love advances. Considering the IYC president, Rahul Gandhi has been advocating the much need for good character in future leaders of the Congress party, the incident is a contradiction to his statements.

Vasco police arrested Chaddha 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 Chaddha 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.

Chaddha, however, claimed to police that he was being “framed”. “He claimed that the girl was friendly with him and he wanted to marry her but she didn’t wish to marry him,” police said. In support of his point, Chaddha told police that he had spent lot of money on her during his friendship.

This is not the first time the girl had complained against Chaddha. Last year, allegedly tired of Chaddha’s advances, she had complained at Vasco police station. The police had then registered a non-cognizable offence.

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