Lucknow, Apr 20: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday withdrew ‘Y’ category security cover provided to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is in jail in connection with the Unnao Rape Case. Earlier on Saturday, a Lucknow court had sent him to seven-day police custody.
Kuldeep was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on April 13 for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Unnao. The development came a few hours after the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the Unnao rape case to the CBI. 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. Three cases have been filed against the BJP legislator. (ALSO READ – Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad Residents Prohibit Entry of BJP Leaders; CBI Detains Kuldeep Sengar’s Aide)
Meanwhile, reports have stated that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to conduct narco and polygraph test on rape accused Sengar after contradictions were found in his statements during interrogation. CBI officers, probing Unnao rape case, gave a similar set of questions to Sengar after a gap of one hour and his answers to some of the questions were reportedly found to be contradictory. (ALSO READ – Sengar’s woman aide sent to 4-day police custody)
The 16-year-old victim and his family members had tried to commit suicide outside the residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The victim’s father was arrested by police on April 5. He died in custody on April 9.
Yogi Adityanath on Unnao Rape Case
Following Kuldeep’s arrest, CM Adityanath said, “Hamari sarkaar iss mudde par kisi prakar ka compromise nahi karegi…. Apradhiyon se bhi…chayey woh koi bhi ho, kitna bhi bada ho (Our government will not compromise on this issue, howsoever big the criminals may be). He also claimed that the government took immediate action in the case by forming a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and suspending the suspending the policemen and doctors who were found guilty in SIT report.
PM Modi on Unnao, Kathua Rape Cases
Prime Minister Narendra Modi April 12 broke his silence over the Unnao and Kathua rape cases saying that crimes against women have shamed the country and the culprits won’t be spared. “It’s an insult to the freedom fighters who gave their lives for the Independence of this country. We are all ashamed as a society, as a country,” he had said.