The Central Burueau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday booked tainted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for falsely implicating the Unnao rape victim’s father in an Arms Act case.
The victim’s father was booked by the police under the Arms Act on 3 April and put in jail on April 5. The father died in jail on 9 April, with the postmortem report mentioning serious injuries on his body.
Sengar was sent to two-day police remand by a CBI court on Saturday.
The MLA from Bangarmau will be quizzed about the fresh case during the two-day custody and will be brought face-to-face with the cops arrested in connection with the case, said CBI official said.
On 17 May, a special CBI court had handed over the two policemen arrested in connection with the Unnao rape case to the CBI for interrogation for three days after taking them into custody.
Passing the order, CBI’s special judicial magistrate Vineeta Singh fixed May 21 as the date for hearing on their application moved for bail.
Station House Officer Ashok Singh Bhadauriya and Sub-Inspector Kamta Prasad Singh of Makhi police station were arrested on 16 May by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The duo is accused of criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence over the death of the father of the girl, who was allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at Unnao.
The two were booked for falsely implicating the rape survivor’s father under the Arms Act.
The CBI had arrested them for the offences of sections 193 (false evidence), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 323 (causing hurt), 504 (and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and 3/25 of the Arms Act.
The vicitm from Unnao had alleged that she was raped by the MLA at his residence on June 4, 2017, where she had gone with a relative seeking job.
Frustrated with the alleged inaction and coercion from powerful people, the victim attempted self immolation in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath’s residence on April 8.
The next day, her father died in jail, with the postmortem report mentioning serious injuries on his body.