VARANASI: Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Friday lodged a named FIR against UP Congress Committee president Ajay Rai for defaming organisation by claiming its involvement in the assault on girl student of IIT-BHU.

On receiving complaint from BHU unit president of ABVP Abhay Pratap Singh an FIR under section 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes) had been lodged against Rai, confirmed inspector Lanka Ashwini Pandey.

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ABVP termed the statement of the UPCC chief given during a media interaction in Lucknow leader as a malicious attempt to divert the investigation and save the accused. ABVP said that the legal action is being initiated against the baseless remarks of the Congress leader, whose superficial and anti-women remarks against women leaders of opposition parties have already made his anti-women thinking well known.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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