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Unnao rape case: CBI arrests accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar | As it happened

The Allahabad High Court today directed the CBI to arrest BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused in the Unnao rape case.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 13, 2018 22:03 IST ]
Allahabad HC directs CBI to arrest accused BJP MLA Kuldeep
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Allahabad HC directs CBI to arrest accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

The Allahabad High Court today directed the CBI to arrest BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused in the Unnao rape case. 

A bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar gave the direction to the agency after the counsel for the Uttar Pradesh government informed it that Sengar has been detained for interrogation and not arrested yet. 

The court directed the CBI to carry out investigation strictly in accordance with law and to consider filing an application for cancellation of bail granted to other accused in the case. 

This comes a day after an FIR was registered against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and the case was handed over to the CBI.

As it happened: 

# After around 16 hours of questioning and Allahabad HC's order of immediate arrest, the CBI arrested accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

# Allahabad High Court has directed the CBI to arrest accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao rape case. 

# Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani urged that there should be no victim shaming. She said, "Some people want to politicise issues to grab power. But as a woman I request that there should be no victim shaming."

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#Investigation has been handed over to the CBI. I believe the CBI would have arrested the MLA also. Our government will not compromise on this, no matter how influential the accused is, he will not be spared, says UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath 

#I want strict action should be taken against him and he should be given severe punishment, says rape survivor on CBI detaining BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

#After detention, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials grilled Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Sengar for over two hours.

#The CBI has registered three separate cases related to the alleged rape of a woman by a BJP MLA and his brother late in the night, officials said.

#Congress chief Rahul Gandhi led a midnight candlelight march to the India Gate to protest the Unnao minor rape cases with the party leaders alleging that the daughters of the country were not safe in the Modi regime. 

#The Allahabad High Court on Thursday came down hard on the Uttar Pradesh administration questioning the delay in arresting Kuldeep Senger.

#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. 

#The state police had arrested her father who died in judicial custody with autopsy suggesting several injuries on his body. 

 

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