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Goa BJP Vice President booked over dowry harassment, assault charges

Panaji, July 12 : Goa BJP Vice President Anil Hoble along with his son and wife has been booked for dowry-related harassment and assaulting his daughter in-law.

Hoble and the others were booked after victim’s mother Suchitra Shirodkar, who is based in Mumbai, registered an FIR against them at the women’s police station.

Accused were booked under sections 498 (a), 323 (causing hurt), 506 (ii) (Criminal intention) and Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.

A senior woman police officer told IANS that the victim’s mother received a call from Hoble on Tuesday late night, asking her to pick up her daughter from his home near Panaji.

“When we arrived there, my daughter had injury marks. Hoble also threatened to shoot us and chop us up with a knife,” Shirodkar alleged in the complaint.

Victim’s mother also alleged that Hoble and his family had been making dowry demands since 2009 when his son Milind and her daughter got married.

“There are no basis to these accusations. We have done nothing. I will speak the truth at the right time,” Hoble told news agency IANS

However, police investigation is underway.

Wefornews Bureau

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