The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant protection from arrest to newly elected BSP MP from Ghosi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, accused of raping a college student from Varanasi.Also Read - NDA Being Prepared For Admission of Women Cadets, Exams to Start From May: Centre Tells SC
A vacation bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose said it was not inclined to entertain a petition to grant relief from arrest to Rai. Also Read - Bihar Retired Teacher Demands Merger of His Village With Uttar Pradesh. Know Why
Previously, the apex court had refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Rai. Also Read - School Reopening Latest Update: 'Let Governments Decide', Supreme Court's BIG Statement on Reopening of Schools
An FIR was registered against him on May 1 on a complaint by a college student, alleging that he took her to his home on the pretext of introducing her to his wife but sexually assaulted her.
Rai’s lawyer has said there was no provision for anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh, and since the high court on May 8 had dismissed Rai’s petition seeking protection, he feared his client could be arrested in the case.