Unnao rape: CBI tells city court that evidence nails MLA Sengar

Unnao rape: CBI tells city court that evidence nails MLA Sengar

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New Delhi, Aug 7 : With the case once again in the spotlight, the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on Wednesday submitted before a city court that there is veracity in allegations of rape of a minor in Unnao by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4, two years ago.

Victim,17 years at the time of the rape, had told CBI that no guards were present when she reached the house of the four-time Bangarmau MLA. Another accused, Shashi, took her in from the back gate. Subsequently, Sengar came to the lawn, dragged her and took her into a room where he raped her, she testified.

The case came to light when the victim allegedly attempted self immolation outside the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Father of the victim was booked by the police under the Arms Act on April 3, 2018, when the kin of the girl complained about the rape. He was allegedly assaulted by the brother of the MLA and his henchmen while in prison and died last year.

A car in which the Unnao rape case victim, her family and lawyer were travelling,was hit by an over speeding truck in Rae Bareli on July 28 and the case again came in news. The truck driver fled after the accident and was arrested later. The family of the survivor smelt a conspiracy in the collision which had left the victim and her lawyer grievously injured, besides killing her two aunts.

CBI registered a case against Sengar and nine others for murder in the accident case. After the accident, the Supreme Court transferred four criminal cases from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi and directed completion of the trial within 45 days.
The probe agency submitted the evidence that nail Sengar on the basis of investigation and statements of the victim and her mother under sections 161 and 164 of Criminal Procedure Code.

District & Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma had expressed concern over the safety of Unnao rape survivor and sought a status report from the CBI on the steps taken to ensure security of the woman and her family members by August 8, Thursday. (UNI)