Unnao, May 11: The Uttar Police on Friday arrested two men for impersonating as senior CBI officers and demanding Rs 1 crore from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s wife Sangeeta for ensuring a clean cheat to her husband in the politically sensitive Unnao gang-rape case.
Earlier in the day, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) confirmed sexual assault charge against Sengar. As per a report, the CBI probe also revealed that the Uttar Pradesh police tried to save Kuldeep Singh Sengar and other accused by not naming them in the FIR and chargesheet. The BJP MLA from Bangarmau is at present lodged in Sitapur jail.
The accused have been identified as Alok Dwivedi of Gosainganj and his aide Vijay Rawat of Deoria, a report said. The duo was arrested by Ghazipur police from Gosainganj after their location was tracked through surveillance of their mobile phone. Both have confessed to the crime.
BJP MLA Sengar’s wife, Sangeeta Singh, lodged a complaint with the police on Wednesday, the report adds. In her complaint, she accused two persons of calling her and demanding Rs 1 crore to give her husband a clean chit in Unnao rape case.
During interrogation, Dwivedi disclosed that he is a science graduate from Awadh University. He is jobless despite being a bright student. He thought of extracting money from Sengars in light of the current situation. He also revealed that the first call was made on May 5 and the second one on May 6.
Unnao Rape Case
A 16-year-old girl accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of allegedly raping her at his house in 2017. She tried to set herself ablaze outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence on April 8, claiming inaction in the investigation of the rape case. 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. Later, he succumbed to injuries in hospital.
An FIR was lodged against Sengar on April 12 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.