Muzaffarnagar: A BJP leader has been booked for sexually harassing his daughter-in-law at Jansath town of the district, police said.

The BJP leader denied the charge and said he had been falsely implicated in the case due to a property dispute between his son and daughter-in-law. According to the police, a case was registered against him under IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) on Friday on a complaint filed by his daughter-in-law.

The woman has been sent for medical examination, they added.

In a separate case, five people sexually harassed a woman and beat up her family members at a village in the Jansath police station area of this western Uttar Pradesh district. A case has been registered against the five people who are on the run, the police said.