Bannerghatta Gram Panchayat Member arrested

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The Bannerghatta police arrested a gram panchayat member for raping a 28-year-old home maker at gun point and blackmailed her  with the nude pictures on Monday.

The accused has been identified as,Ahmed Pasha,a Gram panchayat member and his driver Wahid.

Senior officer told media persons,based on the complaint the police arrested Ahmed Pasha resident of Shanbhoganahalli and member of Bilwardahalli gram panchayat and his driver Wahid.

During investigation it was found that the accused posing as councillor and flaunting his social activities of helping the poor during lock down,befriended the victim on social media recently.

The accused later offered the victim a modelling job and invited her home for the meeting.

The accused had even sent his driver Wahid to pick up the victim and bring her to the farm house.The victim came to meet Ahmed along with her two minor children.

Ahmed pasha sent the children with Wahid out on the pretext of buying them snacks and raped the victim at gun point.

The accused later clicked the pictures and threatened the victim that she should come to him whenever she is called .

The victim who was feared for her life and the life of children did not react and returned home to  narrate the ordeal and later approached the Bannerghatta police to file a complaint.

The police have now taken Ahmed and Wahid into custody charging them under rape,blackmail and also under arms Act.We have also recovered the firearm the accused used in the crime and are verifying whether it is licensed or illegal and further investigations is on said a senior officer.