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Unnao gang rape case: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar named in CBI charge sheet

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was on Wednesday named as an accused in the charge sheet filed by the CBI in the Unnao gang rape case.

The legislator from Bangermau in Unnao faces charges under Sections 363 ( kidnapping), 366 (abducting and inducing a girl), 376 (punishment for rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) amd also relevant sections of the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) pertaining to sexual assault.

Three FIRs

Immediately after taking over the case, the CBI, in April, lodged three separate FIRs in the matter. The first pertains to the allegations of rape and kidnapping against the MLA, who is currently lodged in the Sitapur jail.

The second case is related to the arrest of the minor victim’s father on April 3 by the Unnao police for illegal possession of arms. He died in judicial custody a few days later, allegedly due to injuries he suffered after being assaulted by the MLA’s brother and his aides.

The third case deals with the charges of rioting and assault on the minor's father. On July 7, the CBI named Kuldeep Sengar's brother Atul Sengar in the charge sheet in connection with the death of the minor's father.

 

The other accused in the case of death of the minor's father are Vineet Mishra, Birendra Singh alias Bauwa, Ram Sharan Singh alias Sonu and Shashi Pratap Singh, all residents of Sarai Thok Makhi in Unnao district. They face charges of murder and criminal intimidation, among others.

The FIR has invoked sections 302, 147, 148, 149, 323, 504 and 506 of the IPC.

While the CBI did not name Kuldeep Sengar in the case of death of the minor's father, it said it was investigating his role in the crime.

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Printable version | Feb 28, 2020 3:17:37 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/cbi-files-charge-sheet-against-bjp-mla-kuldeep-singh-sengar-in-unnao-rape-case/article24390137.ece

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