Absconding rape accused held after seven months in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

Updated: Jun 19, 2019, 20:24 IST | mid-day online desk

According to reports, the accused identified as Ghulam Abaas, a resident of Biala village, as held by a special team from Mandi area of the district

Absconding rape accused held after seven months in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch
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Jammu: Police on Tuesday arrested a man in a rape case in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The accused has been absconding for the past seven months after committing the crime, said the police.

According to reports, the accused identified as Ghulam Abaas, a resident of Biala village, as held by a special team from Mandi area of the district.

A police official said, that an FIR has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including that pertaining to rape and wrongful confinement was registered against him at Mandi Police Station last year.

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In another shocking incident, the Mumbai police have filed a case of rape and cheating against the son of the party's state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The case was registered on the basis of a complaint a woman from Bihar, a former bar dancer, who has alleged that the accused Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan sexually assaulted her on the pretext of marriage and that she has a child from him.

Admitting that he knew the woman, the accused, however, said the allegation was "baseless". The woman had sent a letter to the accused demanding Rs 5 crore and alleging that she had a child from her, Binoy in his defence stated, "I got married in 2008. There is no need for me to keep it under the wraps. This is a blackmailing ploy from the complainant," he said.

Also Read: Mumbai Crime: Woman files rape case against lover after finding out he's married

With inputs from PTI

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