According to the police, the victim approached Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Rajnesh Seth and Jt CP (Crime) Himanshu Roy last week, alleging that Mahabole raped her several times. In her statement to the cops, the victim said that almost eight months ago Mahabole visited her Kurla house and offered her sweets laced with an intoxicant. The victim alleged that soon after having the sweets, she fell unconscious and was raped by Mahabole.

“She has alleged that Mahabole made an MMS clipping of the act and blackmailed her to continue having physical relations with him,” an officer from the Azad Maidan police station said. The victim further said that whenever her husband was not at home, Mahabole used to come over to her house and rape her. Following the complaint, cops appointed a senior level officer to make preliminary inquiries into the matter. The inquiries confirmed that the victim was raped.

Mumbai police’s spokesperson Nisar Tamboli said, “The Azad Maidan police have registered a case of rape against Mahabole.” Last year, Mahabole had been accused of playing a major role in the arrest of MiD DAY reporter Tarakant Dwivedi. In the past, there have been several allegations of Mahabole’s underworld connections.