The Uttar Pradesh government today informed the Allahabad High Court that it does not have enough evidence to arrest BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao rape case.
The state government’s submission came after the Allahabad High Court asked it to clarify whether it will arrest Sengar or not.
Earlier, an FIR was registered against Sengar under POCSO Act in this case.
However, the UP Police clarified that it is for the CBI to decide whether the accused lawmaker will be arrested in connection with the case or not.
Here is the timeline of the events relating to Unnao rape case:
4 June 2017: A local girl of Unnao alleged that she was raped in the house of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, when she had gone to meet him for employment along with her neighbour.
11 June 2017: The girl goes missing and Makhi police registers a missing person FIR the same day.
20 June 2017: The girl is recovered from a village in Auraiya.
21 June 2017: She is brought to Unnao.
22 June 2017: The police produces her before the court and her statement is recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC. BJP MLA Sengar is not mentioned in her statement.
3 July 2017: The girl is handed over to her family after 10 days. She shifts to her uncle’s house in Delhi. She writes a letter to the chief minister asking for an FIR to be registered against MLA Sengar and his brother Atul Singh Sengar alleging rape.
16 October 2017: A poster against Sengar surfaces in Makhi village allegedly by the girl’s uncle.
24 October 2017: Sengar files a defamation case against the girl's uncle for maligning his image. The girl’s family moves to court to include the MLA’s name in the FIR under Section 156(3).
3 April 2018: The girl’s father, Surendra Singh, is allegedly beaten up by Sengar’s brother Atul and his cohorts in Makhi. Surendra Singh is arrested under the Arms Act.
5 April 2018: The girl’s father is sent to jail after a medical examination at the district hospital.
8 April 2018: The girl attempts self-immolation at the CM’s residence in Lucknow, demanding an FIR against the MLA.
9 April 2018: The girl’s father dies at the district hospital hours after he is shifted from the district jail. The administration suspends six policemen and orders a magisterial probe into the matter.
10 April 2018: Sengar’s brother Atul is arrested from Lucknow.
11 April, 2018: The state govt decides to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Sengar visits SSP Office to prove “he had done nothing wrong”.
12 April 2018: An FIR is registered against Sengar and others under POCSO Act on the basis of a special probe team’s report. The Allahabad HC asks state government to clarify whether it will arrest Sengar or not. The state govt says it does not have enough evidence to arrest Sengar in this case.