Mumbai, Jul 25: Four Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists are reportedly arrested on charges of gang raping a minor girl in MIDC locality of Andheri.
Ganesh Gatkar, Ganesh Kale, Narendra Salunkhe and Umesh Borade who were produced before a magistrate in Andheri court on Saturday, Jul 25 are remanded to police custody till Jul 28.
The incident took place on Sunday, Jul 19 when the four accused kidnapped the 15-year-old girl who was working as a maid servant. They took her to a municipal garden in the neighbourhood and raped her in the cabin of the security guards at around 2 pm.
The girl who initially did not speak of the incident finally gave in to her mother on Friday, Jul 24, said senior police inspector of MIDC police station Pradeep Suryawanshi.
The mother who also works as a maid in the same locality took her daughter to the police station and filed a complaint.
When asked about this incident, MNS vice-president V. Saraswat came up with the same old claim that it was conspiracy to defame the party.
"However, we are inquiring if they were indeed our party workers. If found to be true, we shall take strict action against them, there is no place for such persons in the MNS," he was quoted as saying in a news agency report.