Unnao rape case: CBI names BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar as accused in chargesheet

Unnao rape case: CBI names BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar as accused in chargesheet
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BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar along with his associates outside the SSP’s office in Lucknow. (Express photo/Vishal Srivastav)

The CBI on Wednesday named Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar as accused in its chargesheet filed in the Unnao gangrape case. In April, a 17-year-old girl had alleged that she was raped by the Bangermau MLA at his residence when she had gone to meet him with a relative seeking a job last year. Sengar is lodged in Sitapur district jail.

The incident had come to light in April after the woman tried to commit suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence, alleging police inaction even though she had approached them several months earlier. The incident had led to nationwide anger, prompting the state government to hand over the investigation to CBI.

In its first chargesheet in the Unnao cases, the CBI on Saturday charged five people, including Sengar’s brother of murdering the rape victim’s father. The rape survivor’s father had died in judicial custody after he was slapped with arms act by the local police and succumbed to injuries in the absence of treatment on April 8.

The chargesheet, filed with special judicial magistrate (CBI) Sapna Tripathi in Lucknow, names the legislator’s brother Jai Deep Singh alias Atul Singh, Vineet Mishra, Birendra Singh alias Bauwa Singh, Ram Sharan Singh alias Sonu Singh and Shashi Pratap alias Suman. T...

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