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Sexual assault case rocks Rajasthan Assembly

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The Opposition on Friday staged a walkout from the Rajasthan Assembly when they were denied to raise the issue of the arrest of the son of Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Hem Singh Bhadana, on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman.

The Congress Chief Whip Govind Singh Todasra tried to raise the issue during special mention but was shouted down by the Treasury Benches. He then tried to raise it as a point of order to which Speaker Kailsh Meghwal conceded but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs protested loudly and did now allow him to speak.

This resulted in heated arguments following which the Congress MLAs staged a walk-out from the House.

Neeraj Bhadana had been arrested by the police from Shalimar Colony in Ajmer after he along with his three friends had chased a young woman while she was returning home. They had even abused her and used unparliamentarily language. When the residents of the colony came to her rescue, the boys went inside their house and tried to escape by jumping from the balcony of the house. While three of them managed to run away, Neeraj hurt himself and was caught.

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