UP: Cleric arrested in Muzaffarnagar for raping, blackmailing woman

A case has been lodged against the cleric Hafiz Aslam under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

A cleric has been arrested in Chawla village in Muzaffarnagar on charges of raping a woman.

The cleric has also been accused of blackmailing the woman with a video of the act, police said today.

According to a complaint by the victim, the cleric Hafiz Aslam had sexual relations with her in 2013.

He also made an obscene video of her, circle officer Arun Kumar Singh said.

The woman later got married to another man but the accused threatened to send the video to her husband to pressurise her for sex, Singh said.

The cleric then sent the video to the husband three days back following which he was arrested by police yesterday.

A case has been lodged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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