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Molestation case: Ex-Maha Min Awhad gets bail


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Mumbai: A session court here on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to NCP leader and former Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad in a molestation case on a complaint of BJP Mahila Morcha vice president Rida Asgar Rashid who alleged that she was assaulted by Awhad.

On the complain of Rida Mumbra Police Station has registered an offence against Mumbra-Kalwa MLA under IPC Section 354 (Outraging woman’s modesty).

While granting anticipatory bail to Awhad the court directed him to furnish surety of Rs 1500.

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

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