Maharashtra: BJP leader booked for allegedly raping a woman and filming the act to blackmail


Thane, Maharashtra: A Bharatiya Janata Party corporator of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) was booked for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman from Thane. The Vartak Nagar police in Thane have booked Daya Gaikwad under Section 376, 323, 504, 506, 34 of Indian Penal code; investigation is underway.


According to reports, Daya who is a corporator for Gauripada area in Kalyan (West) and former chairman of the education department of the KDMC has allegedly cheated the 27 year old woman by promising to marry her while concealing his martial status, when she found the truth he raped and filmed the act to blackmail her.

The police are also on the verge of booking Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) women’s wing chief (Kalyan) Ashwini Dhumal and her husband Manoj for allegedly recording the act as per victim’s statement.

Last week, the woman accused Gaikwad of raping her on different occasions on the pretext of marrying her by hiding his marital status.

She also accused Gaikwad of blackmailing her by recording the act with the help of Ashwini and Manoj, said the police.

The woman met the Thane police chief last week after which a complaint was registered. “She said she met Gaikwad on a social networking site in June. She claimed he took her to a lodge at Titwala on June 7 where he raped her.She alleged he also raped her at a resort on June 16,” said a police officer.

“As Daya is councilor, unmarried and from my caste I thought my future was bright with him. I started meeting him in lodges, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. Several times Daya maintained physical relation with me,” stated the victim in complaint.


On August 25, 2017 Ashwini Dhumal called Jyoti (Victim’s changed name) at her home for Ganeah Darshan. Ashwini told Jyoti that on instruction of her Daya is ready to marry with her but she should follow her instruction. “Ashwini Dhumal ne mujhse kaha ki Daya mujhse shadi karne ke liye taiyar hai but wo jaisa kahti hai waisa karna padega.”

On August 26, 2017 Ashwini Dhumal again called Jyoti at her residence. Ashwini’s husband Manoj told Jyoti that Daya is beggar (lukhkha). If she demands Rs 10 lakh cash and a flat Daya will not be able to afford and he will subsequently marry her. A little later Daya appeared there. As per Dhumal’s instruction Jyoti demanded Rs 10 lakh cash and a flat. Ashwini Dhumal snatched Jyoti’s mobile phone and sent a text message expressing the demand on Daya’s mobile phone.

Daya took Jyoti in Ashiwini’s bedroom to talk something secret. Suddenly Daya’s behavior changed. He told her that he had recorded her voice. If she approached anybody into this matter he will register case of extortion against her. Daya again raped Jyoti in Ashwini’s bedroom. Jyoti started weeping. Ashwini and Manoj told Jyoti that they had also recorded the SEX scene. If she demands anything from Daya they will make the clip viral on YouTube and WhatsApp. They also threatened they will register case of extortion against her parents. Ashwini and Manoj started laughing. They pushed out Jyoti from her home.

Jyoti shared incidents with her relatives and decided to teach a lesson to Daya, Ashwini and Manoj Dhumal.

“If police failed to take action on Daya, Ashwini and Manoj I will sit on dharna infront Police Commissioner office as well as BJP and NCP head office in Mumbai,” said Jyoti.

With PTI inputs



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