New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member and lawmaker in Bihar, Tunna Pandey, was arrested on Sunday morning for misbehaving and abusing a woman on train late Saturday night. The BJP suspended the Bihar MLC hours after he was arrested by the police.
Pandey told reporters that he was taking out his charger and did not know whether it was a girl or a boy sleeping in the compartment. He denied the allegations of misbehaviour levied against him.
Pandey was aboard the Poorvanchal Express when he allegedly misbehaved with a woman passenger who was going to Gorakhpur. Pandey is likely to be presented before the magistrate on Sunday.
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The BJP MLC had boarded the train from Durgapur and is suspected to have been in an inebriated condition when he made inappropriate overtures at the woman.