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Tribal woman rape case: MP seeking justice arrested

December 30, 2009 11:07 IST

Dausa Member of Parliament Kirori Lal Meena, who was on a dharna in Jaipur seeking justice for a tribal woman allegedly raped by an Indian Police Service officer about 13 years ago, was arrested along with 13 others in the wee hours of Wednesday.

"Fourteen people, including Meena, were arrested under section 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (arrest to prevent the commission of cognisable offences) and taken to Ajmer jail, while the other persons who were on dharna were sent to their houses," Inspector General (Jaipur Range-I) B L Soni said.

Extra force has been deployed at the dharna site near civil line railway crossing in Jaipur as a precautionary measure.

The woman was allegedly abducted and taken to Noida in Uttar Pradesh in January 1997 where she was allegedly raped by former deputy inspector general Madhukar Tandon, then posted in police headquarters and is now said to be absconding.

The victim, hailing from Dausa district, was sitting on a dharna here along with her family members and the Independent MP after she was not allowed to meet Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence.

Around 50 people led by the MP were also on dharna.
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