Uttar Pradesh: BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, accused of raping a minor girl in Unnao last year, was detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning on Friday from his Lucknow residence. This comes a day after the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh had handed over the case to the CBI after an FIR was filed against Sengar by the Unnao police, in which he was charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including rape, kidnapping, and criminal intimidation. As per reports, the CBI had registered three cases against Sengar, ANI reported. However, the BJP leader continued to be brazen and told reporters,”I have come here on my own. You can ask the authorities.” On the other hand, the rape survivor expressed her satisfaction over the detention of Sengar and said, “I want strict action should be taken against him and he should be given severe punishment.” The victim’s family have also demanded death penalty for the accused with the victim’s mother saying, “My husband is already dead. He is never going to come back. But these people should be punished and hanged to death.”
The reports of his likely arrest were triggered even on Wednesday when he reached the office of Lucknow SSP late in the evening. The event turned out to be a show-of-strength and Sengar told Times Now that he was asked to return to the Police as there was no “arrest warrant against him”. Speaking exclusively to Times Now, Sengar said that he had gone to visit the SSP office “to surrender”, however, he returned as the police “informed him that there was no warrant against him”. Reiterating that he has nothing to do with the alleged rape, Sengar said that he has not had a word with UP CM Yogi Adityanath and senior leaders of the BJP. He blamed the media for running a trial against him and added that he “will surrender” when the police ask him to.
On Sunday, the woman, along with her family members, tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ‘s residence in Lucknow, alleging that she was raped by BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his fellow accomplices. Later, the rape victim’s father was arrested, and on Monday, he died in hospital. However, the family alleged that he was murdered by Sengar. On Tuesday, the MLA’s brother Atul Singh along with three others was arrested from Unnao on the directions of the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) DGP, by the Lucknow crime branch team. The victim’s family had alleged that the accused MLA’s brother had thrashed the victim’s man on April 3 for refusing to withdraw the FIR.