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Tilak's great-grandson booked for rape: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

leader Rohit Tilak, who is the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, was today booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into "unnatural" sex, the police said.

The case was registered against him late tonight.

Tilak is the great-grandson of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak and grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, who was a senior leader and Member of Parliament.

The police said the 40-year-old complainant and Tilak knew each other for the last couple of years.

"The complainant alleged that Tilak repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her," said a police officer.

The police have slapped charges of rape, unnatural offences, voluntarily causing hurt, insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code.

Tilak had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Assembly polls from the Kasba Peth seat in against the BJP's

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First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 02:22 IST