BJP leader arrested for molesting teen on Ahmedabad flight

MolestPolice in Ahmedabad have arrested Gandhinagar based BJP leader Ashok Makwana, for allegedly molesting a girl age 13, on board a Goa-Ahmedabad flight of IndiGo Airlines.

Makwana, 41, a labour contractor, was arrested based on a complaint filed by the girl’s parents. He has been booked under the sections related to sexual harassment and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences.

Police say the girl was flying alone and it is alleged Makwana tried to touch her indecently several times and made inappropriate gestures during the journey. Reports say the president of the Gandhinagar unit of BJP confirmed Makwana’s association with the BJP and was offered the post of vice president of a city unit but he declined citing his busy schedule. At present he does not hold any post in the party.

The BJP general secretary KC Patel has assured action will be taken against Makwana.