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Rajasthan minister’s son, three others booked for eve-teasing

A Rajasthan minister’s son has been booked for allegedly misbehaving with two women in Alwar, nearly 155 km from Jaipur.

State Food Minister Hem Singh Bhadana has denied the allegations against his son.

The police reportedly named him in an FIR, or First Information Report, based on the complaint of Yogesh Jain, who lives in a colony in the city’s north.

“My daughter-in-law and another relative were on way to the market on Tuesday evening when four bike-borne youths accosted them inside our Shalimar colony. They heckled the women and used foul language,” said Mr. Jain.

He added, “The boys were with Bhadana’s son. The group had misbehaved with local women earlier.”

Chased by local residents, the men reportedly ran and hid in an empty flat that reportedly belongs to the minister’s wife.

They allegedly tried to slip out of a window when one of them fell and was caught.

The accused was not caught with this group and the police have not confirmed his involvement so far. The police are also trying to confirm whether the flat where the men hid belonged to the minister’s wife. Mr. Bhadana had not listed the flat among his assets before the state election in December last.

The police have filed cases of harassment and assault against four men.

The incident comes as an embarrassment for the Vasundhara Raje government, which came to power after decimating the Congress.

With several ministers of the previous Ashok Gehlot government battling allegations in the Bhanwari Devi murder case, law and order was one of the key poll planks of the BJP.

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