Unnao rape case:CBI arrested BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on a charge of raping a 16-year-old girl
LUCKNOW:MNN:BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused in Unnao rape case of the 18-year-old girl from Unnao has been sent to seven-day CBI custody.
The BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested on rape charges only after the high court’s stinging indictment of the state police.
The MLA was arrested by the CBI on a charge of raping a 16-year-old girl last year.
That move finally had come within hours of the Allahabad High Court.
High Court lashing out at the Yogi Adityanath government for its “appalling” approach in dealing with the teenager’s complaint.
The Allahabad high court also ensured that investigators do not come under pressure again.
The Court will monitor the probe.
The high court order is also seen to expose how the administration had been trying to shield the MLA.
According to reports, the MLA on Saturday requested the media to show the truth.
CBI officers confirmed that they would catch other suspects as well
To MLA on the pretext of getting her a job, was arrested soon after.
A few hours earlier, the CBI had taken the girl to the hospital for her medical examination.
According to police procedures, the medical examination is the first step that is taken when a complaint of rape is received.
But when the teenager first sent the police complaint last year, the police did not take any action.
In February, the girl’s family moved court seeking to include the BJP MLA‘s name in the rape case.
After this move, the victim’s father was booked by the police under the Arms Act on 3 April this year and put in jail on 5 April.
Alleging inaction and coercion from powerful people, the victim attempted suicide outside Yogi Adityanath‘s house.
But the police registered a case against the MLA only when a decision was taken to transfer the probe to the CBI.
When the High Court asked, the state government’s top law officer insisted that there was no sufficient evidence to arrest the BJP legislator.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar has strutted around denying the accusation,
disparaging the girl and her family and hitting out at the media in the Unnao rape case.
During that time, his brother Atul Singh was arrested for a brutal assault on the girl’s father.
The girl’s father was not just arrested with severe wounds on his body but who died last week in custody.
On Wednesday night, Sengar made a dramatic appearance outside the house of the police chief in Lucknow, in a convoy of 20 vehicles.
“I have come here because TV channels were saying I will surrender,”
he appeared to taunt media reporters.