Lucknow, Apr 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to conduct narco and polygraph test on rape accused Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar after contradictions were found in his statements during interrogation. During the interrogation, Sengar was given a similar set of questions after a gap of one hour by the CBI officers probing the Unnao rape case. Some of the answers given by him were reportedly found to be contradictory. Hence, the CBI team will now seek court’s permission for narco and polygraph tests.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar is an accused of raping a 17-year-old and conspiring to kill her father, who died of injuries he sustained while beaten brutally in police custody by Sengar’s brother and some aides. Sengar, the lawmaker from Unnao’s Bangamau, was arrested by the CBI on Friday after a day-long interrogation. He will be taken to Unnao for spot identification. The CBI team is likely to conduct a face-off with the survivor on Monday or Tuesday, reported a leading daily. Earlier on Sunday, Sengar’s woman aide Shashi Singh was sent to a four-day police custody.
Shashi Singh, who allegedly took the victim to Sengar on the day of the crime, has been remanded to police custody till April 19. She was detained by the police authorities on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against Sengar on Thursday 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. Three cases have been filed against the BJP legislator.
On Saturday, the victim, who along with her mother and uncle, were brought here under tight security in the morning, underwent tests at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. The victim later told media persons that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Thursday statement that the guilty will be brought to book was very reassuring and that he now hoped that justice will be done in her case. She also said that the arrest of the accused legislator was also a positive development. She also thanked the media and the CBI for taking up her battle that so far was a “lonely and losing battle”.
The victim tried to set herself ablaze outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence on April 8, claiming inaction in the rape case that took place in 2017. Later, her father was picked up by the police and allegedly beaten up in custody by the MLA’s brother Atul Singh and his aides, following which he died in hospital.