MUMBAI : More trouble is in store as two women including a 34 year old woman who is a Sena worker, have registered cases of rape against expelled Shiv Sena Corporator from Nalasopara Dhananjay Gawde. The accused is absconding since April after 9 cases of extortion has been registered and under Arms Act by Palghar police district.
In the first case the survivor filed the case case with the Tulinj police in Nalasopara ( East) accusing Gawde of raping her at gun point in his office in 2016. The survivor was called to Gawde's office and raped and the accused filmed the act and also threatened to make the video viral,said a Tulinj police official.
In the second case Gawde has been accused of raping the 32 year old survivor from Andheri with a promise of marriage. The survivor was interested in purchasing a shop in Tulinj in March 2017 when she came in contact with Gawde. On two occasions in March 2017 the accused raped her with a promise of marriage said the survivor in her complaint to the Tulinj police.
Gawde is an accused in atleast 9 extortion cases using RTI filed by the Palghar police district in April against several persons. In both the cases, Gawde has been booked for rape under Section 376 of the IPC and also under the Arms Act said the official. Said a Tulinj police official,, the modus operandi adopted by the accused Gawde is through the RTI Act, get information of new construction projects in Vasai-Virar and then lodge complaint with the Vasai civic body. When the complainant come to know about the complaints, they meet the extortionists masquerading as RTI activists and demand money to withdraw the complaint,said the official. We expect more victims to come forward against the extortionists and we have formed a special team headed by the LCB, Palghar especially for such criminal acts,he said.