Unnao rape: Uttar Pradesh government to hand over probe to CBI

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Unnao rape: Uttar Pradesh government to hand over probe to CBI

The government also made a decision to recommend a CBI probe into the alleged murder of the girl's father in judicial custody. "His blood pressure too was very low, so the jail doctor asked us to take him to the district hospital".

The government has reportedly directed to hand over the cases related to the incident to the CBI.

Both Allahabad HC and Supreme Court took cognisance of the case on Wednesday, raising the possibility that either of the courts may recommend a CBI probe as well.

However, Allahabad High Court has asked from Yogi government to take a stand on the Unnao rap case. Uttar Pradesh Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused of raping a teenage girl along with his brother, Atul Singh Sengar.

BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been charged under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) for raping the 16-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. One Shashi Singh has also been named in the FIR, lodged on the complaint of the mother of the victim.

The rape victim told reporters at her residence that Sengar should be arrested to prevent him from influencing the investigation. Sangeeta Sengar told India Today that she and her daughters would consume poison if the media trial of rape accsued BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar continued further.

An FIR has been filed against the accused BJP MLA for raping an 18-year-old woman in June 2017.

Lucknow Additional Director-General of police Rajeev Krishna, who is monitoring the probe, said the SIT was working independently and there was no pressure on it.

The police had yesterday arrested Atul Singh in connection with the gangrape of the woman and the custodial death of her father. Police was just standing there, even as I was being hit.

The FIR has been registered under sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage, ), 363 (kidnapping) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Meanwhile, the wife of the MLA demanded on Wednesday that a narco-test be conducted on him as well as the minor girl.

However, due to a pending Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe, the accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Unnao, has not been arrested, it added.

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