A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Patna has been arrested for alleged sexual exploitation of the secretary of an NGO run by him, police said on Wednesday.
Baban Yadav was arrested late on Tuesday following an FIR lodged by the secretary of Buddha Society Seva Foundation, an NGO which he ran, under sections relating to assault and rape, Station House Officer of Digha police station S N Singh told.
He said Yadav has been sent to jail.
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Yadav, a small-time Bhojpuri movie actor, had joined the BJP recently.
Meanwhile, BJP state vice-president Devesh Kumar issued a statement declaring Yadav’s expulsion from the party.