The Bhartiya Janata Party has expelled another leader from Madhya Pradesh in connection with a sexual assault case. Reports said that Jabalpur-based BJP leader Sashikant Soni has been expelled from the party for six years. A few days back, the BJP expelled its two senior leaders in Uttarkhand in connection with a receptionist murder case in Rishikesh.
Sashikant Soni has been booked in Jabalpur for allegedly assaulting a woman who had met him for a job. TT Nagar police station in-charge Chain Singh Raghuwanshi said that the police have registered a case against the BJP leader Sashikant Soni under section 376 of the Indian Panel Code (IPC) on the basis of a 28-year-old woman’s complaint.
The victim said that she had met BJP leader Soni at the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation office regarding a job. The BJP leader was a member of a committee in the corporation.
According to the police complaint, Soni along with the woman drove to Bhopal on March 5 this year and the duo visited many places in the state capital. He had then claimed to the woman that her application was accepted and she would soon get a job. Later in the evening, near the stadium in the TT Nagar area, the BJP leader allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The woman is working as a computer operator and searching for a new job. She went to Jabalpur on May 02, 2022, to search for a job.
She also accused that the BJP leader demanded Rs 1,8000 for the job at his organisation. She further said that he also suggested her to come to Bhopal. He sent a vehicle to her house to receive her. She was with her in his car on May 6 when the incident happened.
The victim said that the BJP leader took her money and forcefully raped her.