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Unnao rape: Allahabad HC raps Yogi Adityanath

Unnao rape: Allahabad HC raps Yogi Adityanath

 Apr 14, 2018

The Allahabad High Court in its strict direction on Friday heavily criticized Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath in its verdict in the Unnao rape case.

"In our opinion, arrest of the accused in the present case is necessarily required to safeguard the majesty of law and the dignity of the prosecutrix (the girl) and to instil confidence that free and fair investigation shall be undertaken by the investigating agency", the bench of Chief Justice DB Bhonsale and Justice Suneet Kumar ruled. By the time the CBI had already arrested the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice D B Bhosle, also came down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government over the case and custodial death of the victim and her father. Pronouncing the verdict, the court said the CBI should consider the FIRs lodged on June 20, 2017 and other FIRs related to this case besides the agency should go for vacating the bails of other accused immediately.

The bench fixed May 2 as next date for hearing when the court will monitor the case. The court was furious when the Additional Advocate General informed the bench that the BJP MLA has been detained by the CBI this morning. "The MLA and other accused should be arrested either by the CBI or other investigating agency immediately." Yesterday, during the hearing the court had questioned whether the UP government would arrest Sengar.

According to the victim, the Bangermau MLA raped her on June 17 last year. Her father died in judicial custody on Monday, a week after he was allegedly thrashed by the brother and supporters of the legislator. (UNI)

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