CBI detains rape-accused Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

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CBI detains rape-accused Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

The victim had attempted suicide outside the residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath triggering a massive political row over women's safety in Uttar Pradesh. He has been accused of raping a minor in Unnao in what has now become a case being closely followed by the entire country.

Faced with the embarrassment of its own MLA being involved in the case, the state government had referred the matter to the Centre yesterday for CBI probe - a day before Allahabad High Court was to pronounce its order.

Under the pressure and massive uproar, The UP government had yesterday made a decision to lodge an FIR against MLA Sengar in the case and refer it to the CBI for investigation.

It had directed the CBI to arrest forthwith Sengar and the other accused named in the FIR and carry out further investigation.

The third case pertains to the allegations against the victim's father, who was arrested under the Arms Act and put in jail by the police, where he died.

Another CBI team visited the hotel in Unnao where the victim is housed under police protection to take her statement.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday issued a notice to the BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Bangarmau district over his freakish statement on Unnao rape case.

Singh Sengar and his brother Atul Singh Sengar have been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl last June in a town in his constituency near the state capital, Lucknow. He was brought here early on Friday. Now three cases has been registered against Kuldeep Singh Sengar. The MLA was asked to answer if he called-up the police station after the case was registered against him. He also suffered 18 serious wounds as per the post mortem report.

On Thursday, the Allahabad high court came down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government for failing to take action against Sengar, asking when the BJP MLA would be arrested. The incident has triggered outrage all over the country Arrest him immediately: Victim On Thursday, the 17-year-old victim demanded the immediate arrest of the MLA, saying that the CBI probe could be conducted later.

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