The great grandson of renowned freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak has been booked with rape charges, as according to the police, the victim knew Rohit from the last couple of years and now she has alleged that Rohit has repeatedly raped her with the false promises of marriage.
Rohit Tilak is a leader of Congress party and he has been booked on the charge of raping a woman with whom he had been in a relationship for the last couple of years. The women also alleged that Rohit also forced her to involve in “unnatural sex”. Rohit Tilak is a grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, the son of freedom fighter Gangadhar Tilak.
Based on the intensity of the complaints, police slapped the charges of rape, unnatural offences and attempting to breach peace with criminal intimidation on him. Rohit, who is a Congress leader, fought Assembly election from Maharashtra’s Kasba Peth seat, where the leader was defeated by BJP’s Girish Bapat.
A case has been registered against the accused late on Monday, July 17 night. However, this was not the first time when Rohit Tilak made the headline, as in 2014, the Congress leader was booked for misusing public resources to gain political advantage. The allegation suggested that Rohit’s father Deepak Tilak asked nearly 200 teachers and associates from the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, a university which was established in 1921 on the direction of Mahatma Gandhi, to join Rohit’s political road show.
While speaking on the issue, the vice-chancellor of the public –funded university alleged that contractual workers of the institution had no option but to join the rally, because they had to save their jobs.