Live Updates

  • 7:22 PM IST

    Unnao rape case has been handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) upon Prime Minister’s Office’s (PMO) intervention, reported news agency ANI.

  • 6:24 PM IST

  • 3:49 PM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: The Allahabad High Court will pronounce its order at 2 pm tomorrow.

  • 3:20 PM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: “The SIT has submitted its report, strict action will be taken against guilty.I don’t know how much is he (Kuldeep Singh Sengar) involved in the case, sometimes allegations are proven wrong also,” says Union Minister Satyapal Singh.

  • 2:56 PM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: “Matter has gone to CBI, action has been taken in this case. Justice will be done,” says Union Minister Maneka Gandhi.

  • 1:58 PM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: Allahabad High Court asks state government counsel, “Why has the MLA not been arrested yet?” The HC has sought a reply post lunch.

  • 11:47 AM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: “CBI investigation will bring out the truth. Everything will become clear. In fact, a Narco test should also be done so that the truth comes out,” says BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s nephew Prakash while speaking to Zee News.

  • 11:40 AM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: “Still so many questions are being raised on me, even after my father’s murder. How will I get justice? CBI probe is fine but first MLA should be arrested as he will influence probe, I now fear for my uncle’s(father’s brother) life,” says rape survivor.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    Unnao Rape Case Live Updates: “BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar must be arrested. I don;t trust the police. I hope CBI delivers justice. Attempts are being made to protect the BJP MLA,” says Unnao rape survivor while speaking to Zee News.

  • 11:20 AM IST

Lucknow, Apr 12: The noose is tightening around Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case after the Uttar Pradesh Police filed an FIR against him. The FIR has been filed against Sengar under Sections 363, 366, 375 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act since the alleged rape survivor is a minor. Meanwhile, the Unnao rape case has also been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The police have also decided to provide adequate security to the rape survivor.

Sengar has been accused of kidnapping and rape. Shashi Singh, a woman from the rape survivor’s village, who claimed that Sengar was innocent, has also been named in the FIR. She has been accused of having taken the rape survivor to Sengar’s residence.

A midnight drama unfolded on Wednesday after the FIR was filed last evening. Rape accused BJP MLA Sengar made a visit to the Senior Superintendent of Police’s (SSP) office with at least two dozen supporters. Sengar also reportedly had a scuffle with media-persons present outside the SSP office.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) visited the survivor’s village on Wednesday and submitted a preliminary report on the case to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The SIT in its report accused Sengar of conspiring the death of the rape survivor’s father. The BJP MLA, however, refuted all the charges saying it is a conspiracy of his enemies.

The Allahabad High Court took suo motu cognisance of the case on Wednesday following the custodial death of the victim’s father and said that the body of the rape victim’s father should be kept safe. The High Court will hear the case today. The Supreme Court also agreed to hear a plea seeking compensation and protection for the survivor’s family and request for CBI probe into the case. The apex court will hear the plea next week.

The father of the rape survivor died in police custody on Monday. He was arrested on April 8 after he along with his daughter attempted suicide in front of the Chief Minister’s residence in Lucknow. The woman has alleged that she was gangraped by Sengar and his accomplices in June 2017.