BJP leader arrested for molesting girl

Gopeshwar: A local BJP leader has been arrested in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand for allegedly molesting a teenage girl about a fortnight ago, police said here on Saturday.

The leader, Ram Prasad Sati, had offered the girl a lift in his car while she was going from Pokhri Bazar to Devar area of Chamoli on January 14, father of the 15-year-old girl has alleged in his complaint.

Sati, who is general secretary of the BJP's Pokhri Tehsil unit, was arrested from Devasthan yesterday, they said.