Unnao rape case: CBI arrests BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar
Lucknow, Apr 13 (IBNS): Amid massive protests nationwide, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a minor in Unnao town of Uttar Pradesh, media reports said.
He was detained by the probe agency from his residence in Lucknow city earlier in the day.
He was detained for questioning just a day after a CBI probe into the alleged rape of the minor was approved.
Earlier in the day, the Allahabad high court ordered that the MLA should be arrested ‘forthwith’.
On Thursday, the court questioned the Uttar Pradesh government for not arresting BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
The UP police earlier informed that they won't arrest the BJP lawmaker as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing the case.
The minor girl had alleged that she was raped by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP legislator from Unnao, and his brother last year, but the police refused to take any action against them.
On Apr 8, the rape victim along with his family tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence in Lucknow.
She also claimed that her family was being threatened after they tried to file an FIR.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was also formed on Tuesday to investigate the case after the father of the girl died on Monday morning at the district hospital.
The autopsy report revealed that the father succumbed to septicaemia.
According to the postmortem report, the father was not given proper treatment at the judicial custody.
The man was in judicial custody after a complaint was filed against his daughter's alleged rapists.
Earlier on Tuesday, the brother of Sengar was arrested by the police.