Unnao rape case: BJP MLA booked for framing complainant’s father in false case
The CBI will question him over two days.
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday booked Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in a fresh case of criminal conspiracy, reported the Hindustan Times. Sengar, who is in jail for allegedly raping a girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao town last year, is accused of “framing the victim’s father in a false case”. The legislator will be in police remand for two days.
The complainant has accused Sengar of raping her at his home in 2014 when she had gone to meet him about a job. The police had booked her father under the Arms Act. He died in judicial custody on April 9 of severe injuries.
On Wednesday, the agency arrested two sub-inspectors of the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with the death of the complainant’s father. Ashok Singh Bhadauriya and Kamta Prasad Singh were arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.
An unidentified CBI official told the Hindustan Times that the fresh charges were slapped on the MLA after they questioned the two sub-inspectors. “The MLA will be quizzed about the fresh case during the two-day custody and will be brought face-to-face with the cops,” he said. Another official told The Indian Express that Sengar’s call records also revealed that he was in touch with the two accused police officers.
The two officers were among six who were suspended after the complainant’s father died in judicial custody. The MLA’s brother, Atul Sengar, and four others were later arrested for assaulting the man.
The complainant said she had been raped in June. She alleged that the police did not act though she had approached them several months earlier. The CBI arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar on April 13.