NCP MLA Wagh, PA in police custody on charges of rape

NCP MLA Dilip Wagh and his personal assistant Mahesh Mali, arrested on charges of rape, were on Sunday remanded in police custody till March 3 by a local court.

Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 20:39 PM IST

Nashik: NCP MLA Dilip Wagh and his personal assistant Mahesh Mali, arrested on charges of rape, were on Sunday remanded in police custody till March 3 by a local court.

Wagh and Mali alias Bunty were produced before the magistrate`s court this afternoon amid tight security and judge AS Nalge sent them to police custody.

While Wagh, representing Pachora in neighbouring Jalgaon district, was arrested yesterday from Mumbai, Mali was held by Nashik Police here today.

A 20-year-old girl from Pathardi, Ahmednagar district, had alleged that Wagh and Mali called her to Nashik, promising to give her a job, and raped her on February 21 at the government guest house here.

She lodged the FIR on February 25, following which, the NCP suspended Wagh.

PTI