Ballia (UP), July 21 (IANS) In what could be a case of love jihad, a 24-year-old Muslim man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman after having an affair with her by claiming himself to be a Hindu.
The man was arrested on Tuesday after the woman, 22, lodged a complaint with the police.
She alleged that the man had threatened to kill her after she began avoiding him when she learnt of his true identity.
Senior Sub-Inspector of Ballia city Kotwali, Om Prakash Pandey, said, "A case has been registered against the accused on Tuesday under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and he has been arrested."
Police said acting on a specific information, Budgam Police along with the Army's 53 RR and 43 BN of the CRPF arrested one local terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one Chinese pistol, one magazine, eight live pistol rounds from his possession.
As the Pegasus spyware scandal unravelled within and outside Parliament, he termed it a "shocking assault" on India's democratic polity by the Union government, which had compromised the national security with "this blatantly disgraceful act".
Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Friday urged the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) that the interview board should not be made aware about the caste of candidates before it. His suggestion came amid allegations of caste-based discrimination in UPSC interviews.