BJP expels leader facing rape charges

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jan 07, 2013 00:13 IST

The Delhi BJP has expelled Yogesh Attrey, who unsuccessfully contested the 2008 Assembly elections, from the party after he was arrested on rape charges. Attrey was arrested last week for allegedly raping a woman for about a year.

Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta said the BJP would not tolerate any such acts by its members. "The BJP will adopt a zero-tolerance against such people so that nobody can charge BJP with protecting any criminal element," he said.

Attray was arrested after a woman filed a rape complaint on Thursday. He has been booked under Sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (intending to insult the modesty of any woman) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent).


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