Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

Meanwhile, delivering the order the court made some very damning observations against the state government calling its approach and attitude in the case "appalling" owing to which there was so much of delay in arrest of the accused MLA. "Had the police taken cognizance of the complaint to the Chief Minister and forwarded to the concerned police station at that stage, perhaps, further damage, including the death of her father would not have taken place", the Allahabad High Court said in its judgement.

The UP police had earlier informed that they won't arrest the BJP lawmaker as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing the case.

Chaturvedi had said that SIT headed by senior police officers conducted a preliminary investigation and then filed a report after which FIR was registered and still the state government wanted to conduct further investigation before arresting the accused MLA.

The officials said Sengar, an MLA from Bangarmau, had not been arrested yet. The state government also ordered the handing over of the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the victim's father to the CBI. "In our opinion, arrest of the accused in the present case is necessarily required to safeguard the majesty of law and the dignity of the prosecutrix (the girl) and to instil confidence that free and fair investigation shall be undertaken by the Investigating agency", the bench of Chief Justice DB Bhonsale and Justice Suneet Kumar ruled.

The UP police lodged FIR against him after a massive outrage widespread across the nation. The second FIR is on rioting, in which four locals have been booked, and also the alleged killing of the victim's father in judicial custody.

The alleged rape case came into the limelight after the victim tried to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence on Sunday, alleging police inaction against the BJP MLA.


The teenage has accused Sengar and some of his aides of raping her in June 2017. A furore followed after his comment at the press conference where he said, "Nobody is defending honourable MLA, all we are saying is that we have to hear both sides".

The intimation to the CBI for taking over the Unnao rape case was issued on Thursday night, after which they took the accused into their custody from his Lucknow home at around 4:30 am.

The autopsy report revealed that the father succumbed to septicaemia.

Other cases pending against Kuldeep Singh Sengar are Section 171 IPC (Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent), Section 188 IPC (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), Section 353 IPC ( Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and many more.

According to report the Allahabad High Court said it will monitor the investigation into the Unnao rape case.

Sibal also alleged that Modi was "not serious" about the crimes against women across the country, in an apparent reference to another rape case in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, where the BJP is in the ruling alliance with the PDP.

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