Maharashtra Congress President Mohammad Arif booked for molesting woman

Mumbai: Congress party working state president Arif Naseem Khan, who is part of the ruling Mahavikas Aghadi alliance in Maharashtra, has been booked on the basis of a woman's statement. Mumbai Police said, apart from Arif Naseem Khan, 4 others have also been booked. The case has been registered at Andheri police station in Mumbai. Police have registered a case against the five persons under sections 354, 509, 506, 323, 504 and 34 of the IPC. No response has been received so far from Arif Naseem Khan in this regard.

 

According to reports, an FIR was earlier lodged at Saki Naka police station but later transferred to Andheri police station in view of the jurisdiction issue. However, no one has been arrested in the case so far. Naseem Khan is one of the six executive presidents of the Congress in Maharashtra. The six executive chairmen include Mohammad Arif Naseem Khan as well as Shivaji Rao Moge, Basavaraj Patil, Kunal Rohidas Patil, Chandrakant and Pranti Sushil Kumar Shinde.

Naseem Khan lost the Chandiwali seat by a margin of just 409 votes against Shiv Sena candidate Dilip Lande as a Congress candidate in the October 2019 state assembly elections. Shiv Sena candidate Dilip Lande got 85816 votes while Arif Khan of Congress got 85436 votes. In Chandiwali assembly seat, Congress' Arif Khan defeated Shiv Sena candidate by 29469 votes in the 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections.

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