Maulvi arrested for raping student in UP's Ghaziabad: Police


Maulvi arrested for raping student in UP's Ghaziabad: Police

The police said that the accused is a maulvi of a mosque under Mansoori police station.

Ghaziabad (UP):

Police on Saturday arrested a cleric in Ghaziabad for allegedly raping a woman, his student. The action came soon after videos of the incident went viral on social media.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rural) Vivek Chandra Yadav said, “The incident of rape took place two years ago when the woman attended some classes of a cleric named Zubar.

“He had recorded some videos of the incident and was forcing the survivor to have a relationship with him, otherwise he would leak the video.” The accused is a maulvi of a mosque under Mansoori police station area of ​​the district.

However, this video was circulating on social media a few days ago, after which the woman's family reported it to the police.

“Based on the complaint, we have registered an FIR against Zabar under Section 376 (rape) and criminal intimidation (506) of the IPC and he has been arrested,” the officer said.

Police are also trying to find out whether the video was posted online by the accused or by someone else.

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