The Special Investigation Team of Patna Police has arrested the prime accused Nikhil Priyadarshi in the high profile molestation case of daughter of a former Congress Minister in Bihar. Priyadarshi was arrested with his retired IAS officer father Krishna Bihari from Rishikesh in Uttrakhand on Monday. Nikhil is a renowned automobile dealer in Patna.
A FIR was registered against Nikhil, his father Krishna Bihari and his brother Manish Priyadarshi on December 22 last year in SC-ST police station for molesting the former Congress Minister's daughter. Manish was arrested in this case later, however, Nikhil and his father remained on the run for almost more than two and half months before being tracked by the police and arrested in Rishikesh.
"We were in touch with Uttrakhand police and both have been arrested from a guest house in Pauri Garhwal's Lakshmanpur area. We are in the process of bringing them to Patna", said Manu Maharaj, Patna SSP.
The arrest of the son-father duo was made on the basis of the tracking mobile and emails of Nikhil. Police has also recovered Nikhil's Audi car the registration number of which is HR-51 AK2222. The Patna Police is now making arrangements to bring Nikhil and his father to Patna to speed up investigations. Both, will be produced in a local court in Uttrakhand today and after securing transit remand, they will be brought to Patna.
A senior Congress leader Brajesh Pandey is also an non-FIR accused in this case and he is also absconding in this case. Pandey was vice-president of Bihar Congress but had to resign from his post after allegations were leveled on him for molesting the victim.