CBI detains Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao rape case

Frederick Owens
April 16, 2018

The Congress on Saturday demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath be sacked for "utterly failing in his constitutional duties as CM" and for "safeguarding the interests of Unnao rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar". He has been accused of raping a minor in Unnao in what has now become a case being closely followed by the entire country.

BJP MLA of UP Kuldip Singh, who is being questioned by the CBI on an allegation of being responsible for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at Unnav in UP is facing three cases of rape and atrocities. The accused was held by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for scrutinising goal on early Friday morning.

CBI will now focus on Sengar's associates in the same case, who are on bail and will approach court today for its cancellation. The CBI then visited the girl's home for questioning and also questioned the doctors who had treated her at Unnao District Hospital.

A special team that the government had constituted to probe the case was disbanded and the state police refused to arrest Kuldeep Singh Sengar, because the case was going to be probed by the CBI. Up to six police personnel have also suspended for allegedly beating up the victim's father.

Earlier on Friday, the Allahabad High Court had told the CBI to arrest, not just detain, Sengar. She has also alleged that while the MLA was raping her daughter, Shashi Singh stood outside the room as a guard.

The bench passed the order on a letter written by senior advocate Gopal Swaroop Chaturvedi demanding a court-monitored investigation of the case, which was treated as a PIL.

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The court, which is expected to pass an order tomorrow, took strong objection to the delay in the MLA's arrest, as it sought details of the action taken by the government in the matter.

The next day, her father died in jail with the post-mortem examination report suggesting serious injuries on his body.

They are accused of taking the victim's father illegally to the police station where he was beaten up by them along with Atul and Sengar's aides.

It is believed that the Centre nudged the Yogi government to hand over the case to the CBI as the state witnessed a political uproar over the incident.

Sengar, a four-term MLA, enjoys enormous clout cutting across party lines in the rural areas around Unnao district, a semi-urban area about 70 km from Lucknow.

A video of the girl's father Pappu Singh prior to his death had gone viral and was also aired by several news channels.

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