Bihar govt to move SC against BJP MLC Tunna Ji Pandey

The Bihar government has decided to move the Supreme Court for the cancellation of a bail granted to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC Tunna Ji Pandey in a molestation case.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016, 12:06 PM IST
Bihar govt to move SC against BJP MLC Tunna Ji Pandey

Patna: The Bihar government has decided to move the Supreme Court for the cancellation of a bail granted to suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC Tunna Ji Pandey in a molestation case.

As per reports, the government is considering moving the apex court after Diwali.

Pandey was arrested on July 24 after a written complaint by the parents of a 12-year-old girl, who was allegedly molested by him on board the Howrah-Gorakhpur Poorvanchal Express.

In August, a Sessions Court in Hajipur had dismissed the bail plea of Pandey.

As per Additional Public Prosecutor Manoj Kumar Sharma, the Hajipur Government Railway Police had submitted a chargesheet against Pandey under Sections 354 A of IPC (sexual harassment) and Section 10 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012.

Hajipur Railway Police officer-in-charge Sanjay Singh said the BJP MLC was arrested on the basis of a written complaint filed by the father of the girl.

"The minor girl was sleeping in the train when Tunna ji molested her. He also tried to take her to the bathroom after which she screamed and alerted her father about the incident," said Singh.

Pandey, who was suspended by the BJP within hours of his arrest, has denied the charges against him