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Bihar Cong vice-president goes underground after his name figures in sex scandal

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PATNA: A senior Congress leader Brajesh Pandey has gone into hiding after the police registered a case against him in a case of sexual abuse of a girl who is daughter of a former minister.

Pandey who currently happens to be the state Congress vice-president had also contested the last assembly elections from Govindganj seat in East Champaran district.

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Police have found the charges true against the Pandey and are conducting extensive raids to nab him.

Pandey went underground shortly after a case was registered against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences and various sections of the IPC on Tuesday evening.

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“We conducting raids to nab the absconding Congress leader,” Patna’s inspector general of police (weaker section) Anil Kishore Yadav told the media on Wednesday.

Pandey is accused of promoting a sex racket allegedly being run by an automobile dealer Nikhil Priyadarshi who is said to be the son of a former IAS officer.

The victim in her complaint has charged the Congress leader with sexually exploiting her.

Pandey in the meanwhile has resigned as vice-president after his name figured in the sex racket case.

In his resignation letter sent to the state President, Pandey alleged he was being implicated in the case under a deep-rooted conspiracy.

“The party has accepted his resignation,” Congress’ state spokesperson Harkhu Jha said today.

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