A day after the news of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader’s viral video of kissing a lady in a moving bus in Maharashtra hit headlines. The incident reportedly took place during a bus journey in Chandrapur area of Gadchiroli district.

The BJP leader Ravindra Bawanthade has been arrested on charges of rape.

In the CCTV video Bawanthade is seen kissing the woman as well as forcing himself upon her while the other passengers can be seen sitting in the bus.

After the video went viral the lady approached the police and registered a case against the BJP leader.

The woman reportedly told police that Bawanthade had promised to marry her and provide a job. The accused was been absconding ever since the woman made a complaint against him.