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CBI picked up rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

15 April 2018

"We have referred the matter to the CBI...our government will not compromise on the zero-tolerance policy it has followed against crime and corruption since the beginning".

This comes after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the rape case stated in its report that Singh may have been involved in the conspiracy behind assaulting the girl's father while in police custody. After arresting BJP MLA, investigation agency will now file an application for cancellation of bail granted to other accused in the rape case. The Unnao police earlier on Thursday registered the case against Sengar under various sections of the IPC and provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the Makhi police station area.

The first FIR pertains to the alleged rape of the girl in which Sengar and Shashi Singh have been named as accused. Following the uproar, the state government also recommended the case to the CBI.

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"What is disturbing... is that the father of the prosecutrix, for no reason, came to be arrested and was in custody, where, we are informed, he was mercilessly beaten and succumbed to injuries", said the court.

The Allahabad High Court today sought the Uttar Pradesh government's stand on the Unnao gangrape case allegedly involving a BJP MLA and details of action taken. The BJP MLA was interrogated for a long time before he was arrested by the CBI. On April 9, he died in hospital.

The victim has alleged that the MLA, his brother and their some other supporters had gang-raped her after she had approached the lawmaker for a job. The victim had tried to immolate herself outside CM Yogi Adityanath's residence on Sunday. The Unnao case, and the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua have sparked massive outrage across the country, with people demanding justice for the victims and safety of women.

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Kumar also dismissed allegations that police was trying to shield the MLA, and said it was because of these charges that the probe was being given to the CBI.

The victim's father died in judicial custody nearly a week after he was reportedly thrashed by the MLA's brother and others.

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CBI picked up rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar