Unnao rape case: Police lodges FIR against BJP MLA

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Unnao rape case: Police lodges FIR against BJP MLA

Now CBI registered three cases on Kuldeep Singh Sengar and he has been taken into custody and an investigation is on. The court underlined that in spite of complaint from the victim to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on August 17, 2017, no substantial action was taken by the police. Earlier in the day, Sengar was picked up by a team of the CBI, lead by Superintendent of Police Raghavendra Vats, from his residence in Indiranagar from where he was driven to the zonal office of the CBI and interrogated for several hours.

MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the main accused in Unnao rape case, was sent to seven-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody, here on Saturday. The third one relates to Sengar's brother Atul Singh, who claimed that he was attacked by the victim's father.

The arrest of Senger comes a day after Uttar Pradesh police virtually gave a clean chit to the MLA despite booking him for rape saying that there was not "enough evidence" against him.

An FIR was registered against Sengar in Makhi police station on Thursday.

The family of the victim today expressed satisfaction with CBI probe.

The Allahabad High Court had also firmly instructed to arrest the accused MLA. "We also thank the media for supporting out fight against the MLA and his cronies", thevictim's sister said.

"Gynaecological examination was conducted apart from general check-up and X-ray was also done to determine her age", said a senior doctor of the hospital. The Unnao case, and the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua have sparked massive outrage across the country, with people demanding justice for the victims and safety of women. The state government also ordered the handing over of the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the victim's father to the CBI.

Up to six police personnel were suspended for allegedly beating up the victim's father, who died on April 9.

After the high court's slamming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened in the matter and ordered the CBI to take up the case and seriously investigate it.

Sources said, "The central agency made a decision to arrest the MLA when he failed to satisfactorily reply to questions during interrogation".

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