Mumbai: The Chembur Police have arrested the personal assistant (PA) of Maharashtra’s Medical Education and Horticulture Minister Vijay Kumar Gawit for allegedly molesting a woman.
Reports said the police arrested Vishnu Patil after a 28-year-old woman lodged a case against him.
In her complaint, the woman alleged Patil molested her when they had gone out for a drink at a restaurant. Patil had earlier assured the woman that he would help her in getting her work done.
The woman said she had been trying for several days to meet the minister, and his PA had assured her that he would do her job.
According to police, the woman wanted to meet the minister to discuss the transfer of a hospital nurse.
The incident took place a couple of days ago.
Vijay Kumar Gawit is a senior leader of the NCP and the incident has caused the party embarrassment.