In one of the most shocking incident, Talegao heavyweight politician and St. Cruz MLA Babush Monseratte was booked by Panaji police for raping a minor girl working at his store in the city. Panaji police have admitted of having booked the case against the legislature under section 375 under the condition of anonymity. Read the complete report here.
According to the report published by IANS, The former Education minister and unattached Goa legislator Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been booked for allegedly raping a minor girl from his assembly constituency, police source said on Wednesday. Monserrate has however denied the accusation, claiming the FIR, which was filed against him on late Wednesday evening was a conspiracy against him.
According to a complaint filed at the Panaji police station, the minor girl has accused Monserrate of raping her on more than one occasion, after he employed her at a lifestyle store owned by him some weeks back.
“The complaint has been filed under 375 of the Indian Penal Code today,” a police official familiar with the investigation told IANS on condition of anonymity.
Speaking to IANS Monserrate said that the complaint against him was a conspiracy against him.
“I had hired this girl to work in my Hallmark store because her parents came to me to look for a job. But she stole some money from the store cash counter and I had sacked her. This complaint is false. There is no question of my getting intimate with her,” Monserrate said.
Monserrate was elected to the St. Cruz constituency on a Congress ticket but was sacked from the party after he started hobnobbing with the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has been booked in the past for extortion. His son Rohit, was also arrested for allegedly raping a minor German girl five years back, but was later acquitted of the charge.
According to the sources, Babush is presently not traceable. We will keep you updated as we get more details on this news. Kindly leave your comments on this issue.