MP: Case to be registered against BJP leader for facilitating minor's marriage

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2017 13:47 IST

Madhya Pradesh [India], Sept 26 (ANI): A court in Tikamgarh on Tuesday ordered the registration of a criminal case against former state minister Harishanker Khatik for allegedly facilitating the marriage of a minor tribal girl under a government scheme.

The court ordered registration of a case against Harishanker Khatik and four other ministers under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.

Congress leader Yadvendra Singh had filed a complaint in the matter.

The accused facilitated the marriage of the tribal girl with a married man from her community when she was only 15 years and 11 months old under the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana on April 25, 2012. (ANI)