Nagpur, Sep 28 : An MLA of the Bhartiya Janata Party from Bhandara district of in Maharashtra was arrested on Saturday for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman police official, sources said.
According to sources, Charan Waghmare, MLA from Tumsar constituency, had abused the woman police official during a function held on September 16 to distribute construction kits to workers.
During the function, Waghmare and the police official, who was on duty then, got into an altercation.
After the MLA allegedly used abusive language, the woman official filed a complaint against the legislator with the Tumsar police station on September 18.
A case under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation), among others, was registered and following a probe, MLA Waghmare was arrested today, sources added.(UNI)