Unnao rape case: Accused BJP MLA sent to 7-day police custody


Amid huge hue and cry, an FIR has been registered against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger in connection with the alleged rape of an Unnao girl, confirmed Police SO Rajesh, ANI reported. "He has been sent to seven-day CBI custody", Sengar's lawyer said. The agency had filed three First Investigation Reports late Thursday over the 2017 rape and the victim's father's death in police custody.

The process of recommending a CBI inquiry was promptly completed, the central probe agency has already taken over the case and has detained the accused MLA for questioning, he pointed out. "We also thank the media for supporting out fight against the MLA and his cronies", thevictim's sister said. A case has been registered against Kuldeep Singh Sengar but he has not been arrested. The third one relates to Sengar's brother Atul Singh, who claimed that he was attacked by the victim's father.

The CBI on Saturday also took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to the MLA on the day of the crime in June a year ago.

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But the MLA alleges that the girl had been tutored to build a rape case against him following a family dispute over village supremacy, and her abduction past year and that the survivor and her kin pressed for his arrest for fear of destruction of evidence.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that state government will continue its zero tolerance policy against corruption and crime.

The CM's comments came five days after the victim tried to immolate herself in front of the CM's residence demanding justice.

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Besides the MLA, the CBI team grilled six suspended cops, incudling the SHO of Makhi police station in Unnao. The court was told by the Advocate General that three of the accused in the case were arrested, including the MLA's brother, but any further action would depend on statements of the complainant and witnesses.

Earlier in the day, CBI team reached here at its zonal office with Unnao rape victim and her family members for her medical examination.

Earlier, the victim, who along with her mother and uncle, were brought here under tight security in the morning, underwent tests at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.

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