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Ex-Minister's daughter's rape: Accused father-son held in UKD

Press Trust of India  |  Rishikesh 

Patna-based businessman Nikhil Priyadarshi and his father, who are accused in the alleged rape of a former minister's daughter, were today arrested from Uttarakhand's Pauri district.

Priyadarshi, who owns an automobile showroom in and his father Krishna Bihari Prasad Sinha, a retired IAS officer, were arrested from near Chilla police Chowki under Lakshman Jhoola police station, DIG Garhwal range Pushpak said.

They have been kept at Chilla police Chowki and information about their arrest has been passed on to SSP Manu Maharaj, he said.

Pauri SSP Mukhtar Mohsin said Police has been asked to take the father-son duo on transit remand to theirhome state where a case is lodged against them at B-colony police station,

Apart from the duo, dismisssed vice president Brajesh Pandey, Manish Priyadarshi and Sanjit Sharma are also named accused in the high profile case in which the teenaged daughter of former Bihar minister had accused Nikhil of sexually assaulting her.

The father-son duo was absconding.

The 16-year-old girl had accused the businessman of also running a sex racket in collusion with Pandey and others including the son of a top police official.

Nikhil and his friends were in the business of supplying girls to high profile politicians, she had alleged when the case surfaced in December last year.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 21:29 IST