63-year-old Mane allegedly raped and molested the women employees at a charity home where he was the working presid
Laxman Mane, who has rejected the sexual assault charges levelled against him, is a former member of the Legislative Council.
Mane was conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1981 and Padma Shri in 2009, besides several other awards and honours.
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