Unnao rape case: Police lodges FIR against BJP MLA

Kuldeep Singh Sengar

A 17-year-old girl has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother of raping her

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday detained BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused with the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh, official said.

Sources told UNI here on Thursday night that CBI can take up the case on Friday and a team led by an additional SP rank officer from Delhi headquarters, could reach Lucknow by Friday morning. On Tuesday, the MLA's brother Atul Singh, along with three others, was arrested from Unnao.

The victim had attempted suicide outside the residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath triggering a massive political row over women's safety in Uttar Pradesh. The case sparked new headlines after her father on Monday died of injuries reportedly sustained while in police custody.

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The FIR was registered against Sengar under various sections of the IPC, including for rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation as well as under provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The UP government chose to lodge FIR against the BJP MLA and refer the case to the CBI after the Special Investigation Team submitted its report on Wednesday evening.

Arvind Kumar and Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh said at a joint press conference that a free and fair probe has been initiated but action will be taken only after hearing both the sides.

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Senior Advocate G S Chaturvedi, who had moved the court, said the SIT headed by senior police officers conducted preliminary investigation and then filed a report after which the FIR was registered.

Activists say the allegations against Mr Sengar are very serious and he should have been arrested immediately. "We...are handing over the probe to the CBI for further action". Singh said the SIT will collect evidence until the CBI takes over the probe.

The DGP committed a faux pas by addressing the rape accused MLA as 'mananiya vidhayak ji (honourable legsialtor) an when asked on this score, Singh said that the lawmaker had only been accused and was not a convict.

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