BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old in Unnao last year, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday evening and remanded to 7-day police custody on Saturday. The arrest was made hours after directions were made by the Allahabad High Court.
The 18-year-old girl, who has accused Sengar and his brothers of raping her in 2017, has also alleged that the MLA is to be blamed for the death of her father in custody.
- BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested by CBI and sent to 7-day police custody
- A video of the victim’s father has emerged in which he blames the MLA’s brothers of assaulting him
- Give stringent punishment to perpetrators of Kathua, Unnao cases, says BJP
Survivor Records Statement
The Unnoa rape survivor recorded her statement in the CBI court under section 164 CrPC today.
Sengar's Aide Presented at CBI Special Court
Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s aide Shashi Singh was reportedly presented at a CBI special court on Sunday, 15 April.
Goons of Sengar Thretening Us: Unnao Survivor's Uncle
The uncle of Unnao rape case survivor on Sunday, 15 April alleged that some goons associated with MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar threatened them to either leave the village or keep quiet.
Some goons of Kuldeep Sengar (accused BJP MLA) are threatening villagers to keep quiet. Yesterday they went there in two cars and threatened them to keep quiet or leave the village.Uncle, Unnao Rape Survivor
Shimla Congress Marches for Justice
Workers and members of the Congress party in Shimla held a candlelight march against the Kathua and Unnao rapes.
CBI Makes Second Arrest in Unnao Rape Case
The CBI on Saturday made a second arrest in the Unnao rape case as it took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of crime.
The victim's mother has alleged in the complaint given to the UP Police, which is now part of the CBI FIR, that the woman lured her daughter to the MLA after which he raped her.
She has also alleged that while the MLA was raping her daughter, Shashi Singh stood outside the room as a guard.
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sent to 7-day Police Custody
The CBI recieved 7 days remand for Kuldeep Singh Sengar. While leaving the court Sengar also appealed to the media to show the truth
Unnao Rape Case: Akhilesh Sharpens Attack on Adityanath Govt
Stepping up the attack on the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the Unnao rape case, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday held the state director general of police (DGP) and principal secretary (home) responsible for "shielding" the accused MLA of the ruling party.
"The DGP and the principal secretary (home) were shielding the accused. The entire country has seen how they were referring to him (the MLA) as 'mananiya' (honourable) at a press conference," the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told reporters at the SP office in Lucknow.
"This government is perpetrating atrocities on the people and opposition party leaders," he alleged.
Allahabad HC Pulled up UP Govt for Delaying the Probe
Earlier, the Allahabad High Court reprimanded the Yogi government for showing laxity and delaying the arrest of the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
According to a report in The Times of India (ToI), senior advocate general Raghvendra Singh told the court that an application was sent to the CM’s office on 17 August 2017 in which charges of rape were leveled against the BJP MLA.
A senior advocate had written a letter to the High Court telling them about this application. However, no action was taken against the culprits.
The court in in its judgment observed, “ What is disturbing is that the father of the prosecutrix, for no reason, came to be arrested and was in custody, where, we are informed, he was mercilessly beaten and he succumbed to the injuries on April 10, 2018. We fail to understand why the investigating agency, instead of arresting accused persons, arrested the complainant, in connection with this case,” reported ToI.
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested by CBI
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old in Unnao last year, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday evening. The victim has alleged that on 4 June 2017, she was raped by the MLA at his residence when she had gone to meet him, along with a relative, seeking a job.
In February, the girl's family had moved court, seeking to include the MLA's name in the case. Subsequently, the victim's father was booked by the police under the Arms Act on 3 April and put in jail on 5 April.
Frustrated with the alleged police inaction on her complaint and coercion from influential people, the victim had attempted self-immolation in front of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence on April 8.
PM Modi Breaks Silence, Says Guilty Won't be Spared
Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi said:
“The incidents of the past two days are an embarrassment to civilised society. We bow our heads in shame before the founding figures of the nation. No culprit will be spared, justice will be done. Those daughters will get due justice, and all of us have to fix the problem together. The guilty will not go unpunished and the Government of India will leave no stone unturned to ensure that happens.”
Arrest MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Allahabad High Court directs CBI
The Allahabad High Court on Friday, 13 April, directed the CBI to arrest BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
A bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar gave the direction to the agency after the counsel for the Uttar Pradesh government informed that Sengar has been detained for interrogation and not arrested yet.
The court directed the CBI to carry out investigation strictly in accordance with law and to consider filing an application for cancellation of bail granted to the other accused in the case.
It also directed the CBI to file a status report by 2 May.
India Waiting for You to Speak Up on Violence Against Women: Rahul to PM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday, 13 April, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on violence against women and children, saying it was "unacceptable" and India was waiting for him to speak up.
The Congress chief's comments come a day after he led a midnight march to India Gate in New Delhi to protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases. He said it was time for Modi to walk the talk on 'beti bachao' (save the girl child).
Directly addressing the prime minister on Twitter, Gandhi also asked why the accused rapists and murderers were "protected by the state.”
UP Govt Has Not Deviated From Zero-Tolerance Policy on Crime: Adityanath
Breaking his silence on the Unnao rape case on Friday, in which one of his party MLAs is the accused, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government had not deviated from its zero-tolerance policy on crime and corruption.
As soon as the matter came to the notice of the government on April 9, we immediately constituted an SIT (Special Investigation Team) and initiated action in the matter... the policemen and doctors found guilty in the SIT report were suspended.Yogi Adityanath told reporters in Chitrakoot
Senior Uttar Pradesh minister and spokesperson of the state government Siddharth Nath Singh said law will take its own course, lashing out at the Opposition for "shedding crocodile tears" on the issue of women's safety.
Justice Will be Provided: Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani has broken her silence over the Unnao rape, condemning the opposition’s attempts the ‘politicise’ the issue.
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s midnight protest march, Irani, who is currently in Amethi, said:
Rahul Gandhi earlier stood in support of Gayatri Prasad Prajapati. It’s just his compulsion to take a stand this time but Amethi knows the truth. I have faith that justice will be provided
She also affirmed that the law and administration will take its course in the case, requesting that ‘victim-shaming’ not be done.
The law and the administration will work according to the constitution. There are some people who want to politicise such incidents and that is expected too. But as a woman, I would request that victim shaming should not be done.
Mulling on Death Penalty for Raping Minors Below 12 Years of Age: Maneka Gandhi
Speaking to reporters, Maneka Gandhi, the Minister for Women and Child Development, said that the government was mulling on a law that legalises death penalty for persons convicted of raping minors be;ow the age of 12 years.
Slamming the media for its reportage, she said:
Aap log (media) chaahte hain ki 2 minute mein karyavahi ho jaye, action is being taken by state governments. Also, we are contemplating an amendment in law which awards death penalty to rapists of minors below 12 years of age.
'Oppn Ignoring Action Taken By State Govt': Meenakshi Lekhi
Speaking on behalf of the Central government, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said the incident had occured 10 months ago, and action was taken as soon as the woman wrote a latter naming the BJP MLA as an accused. Addressing the media, Lekhi said:
Unnao ki ghatna 10 mahine pehle ki hai. Police ne Magistrate ke saamne bayan liya, isme vidhayak ka naam nahi liya, phir Mahila ne PM aur Yogi Adityanath ko chhitthi likhi aur isme vidhayak par aarop laga, phir karyavahi huyi. (The incident occured 10 months ago. The police recorded a statement in the presence of the magistrate, where the MLA was not named. The woman then wrote a letter to the PM and Yogi Adityanath accusing the MLA, after which action was initiated.)
Lekhi also blamed the opposition for not taking into account the strict action initiated by the state government, before blaming the central government for its lapses.
You see their plan, first shout ‘minority minority’, then ‘Dalit Dalit’, and now ‘women women’ and then try to somehow fix blame of state issues on the centre. All this while ignoring the strict action being taken by state governments.
I Used to Call the MLA ’Bhaiyya’: Rape Survivor
In an interview with The Indian Express, the Unnao rape victims said that she used to call the accused BJP MLA kulddeep Singh Sengar ‘Bhaiyya’, before the incident.
Their families lived opposite each other in Makhi village, and had enjoyed ‘cordial relations’ at one point.
However, the girl alleges that she was raped by the MLA when she was called to his house on 4 June last year, under the pretense of a ‘job opportunity’.
It was June 4 last year. I was asked to go inside a room, where he raped me. Later, I was told that my father and family would be killed if I opened my mouth. I did not speak about it to anyone until I was kidnapped by some of his people a few days later, on June 11. They gangraped me for a few days and sold me to someone from whom I was recoveredThe survivor to The Indian Express
The girl had reportedly written to the UP DGP, President and Prime Minister seeking help, after her pleas went unheard by the Chief Minister’s office.
“No Tolerance Towards Crimes”: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday told reporters that his government had a ‘zero tolerance policy towards crimes’. Vowing action against the guilty, ABP News reported the CM saying:
The government took immediate action to set up SIT after learning about the case. We referred the matter to CBI. They must have arrested the accused MLA (Kuldeep Singh Sengar). Our government has adopted a zero tolerance towards such crimes. There will be no compromise, whosoever the person is.Yogi Adityanath to ABP News
Read the CBI's FIR on Accused BJP MLA Here
Rape Survivor Wants 'Strict Action' Against Accused MLA
Hours after the MLA was detained by the CBI for questioning, the rape survivor said that she wanted the agency to take ‘strict action’ against the accused.
I want strict action to be taken against him and he should be given severe punishment.Rape survivor to ANI
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar Detained by CBI, 3 Cases Registered
Unnao rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been detained by CBI, reported ANI. The MLA was reportedly picked up by the agency from his Lucknow residence.
The agency has registered three cases against Sengar, and questioning is currently underway.
The cases pertain to the alleged rape of the girl, her father's killing and a case of arms act which was slapped on her father in which he was arrested by local police.
NCW Issues Notice to BJP MLA Surendra Singh
National Commission for Women on Thursday issued notice to BJP MLA from Bairia Surendra Singh over his comment on Unnao rape case, reported ANI.
He had earlier said, ‘I am speaking from psychological point of view, no one can rape a mother of 3 children.’
Case Handed Over to CBI Upon PMO's Intervention
The Unnao rape case has been handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) upon Prime Minister’s Office’s (PMO) intervention, reported ANI, quoting sources.
AIMC to Protest Against Beti Bachao "Jhumla"
All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev announced that the body will hold protests across the country against the “jhumla” of the BJP government in Centre.
PM Modi promised women of the country that ‘Bahut hua mahilaon pe atyachaar, ab ki baar Modi Sarkaar. We will protest against this ‘jhumla’ on 17 April.Sushmita Dev, AIMC Chief
SIT Team Reaches Unnao to Record Family's Statement
A SIT formed by the Uttar Pradesh government reached Unnao on Thursday, 12 April in order to record the statement of the family, reported News18. The team reportedly took statements of the girl’s mother and uncle.
This is the second visit of the SIT to Unnao.
"Correct to Transfer Case to CBI": Meenakshi Lekhi
Speaking on both Kathua and Unnao rape cases, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said that the government had made the right decision to refer the matter to CBI.
It’s correct decision to refer the matter to CBI. If there’re issues which are not meeting the eye then severe punishment should be given to those who did such an abhorrent act. There should be no false prosecution and the accused shouldn’t escape.Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP Leader
Allahabad HC to Pronounce Order Tomorrow
The Allahabad High Court will pronounce its order in the Unnao rape case at 2 pm on Friday, 13 April, reported ANI.
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal to Go On Indefinite Strike
The Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal reportedly wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Unnao and Kathua incidents and said that she will go on “indefinite hunger strike” from Friday, 12 April onwards. She asked for death penalty for the accused in her letter, reported Times Now.
Justice Will Be Done: Maneka Gandhi
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, speaking about Unnao rape case claimed that action has been taken in the Unnao rape case.
Matter has gone to the CBI, and action has been taken in this case. Justice will be done.Maneka Gandhi to ANI
Don't Know the Degree of Sengar's Involvement: Satyapal Singh
Union Minister Satyapal Singh on Thursday, 12 April, said that the Special Investigating Team (SIT) has submitted its report on the Unnao rape case and strict action would be taken against the guilty.
However, he said he did not know about the degree of Sengar’s involvement.
The SIT has submitted its report; strict action will be taken against the guilty. I don’t know how much Kuldeep Singh Sengar is involved in the case, sometimes allegations are proven wrong also.Satyapal Singh, Union Minister
Cong Attacks PM for 'Silence' Over Unnao Rape Case
The Congress attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his silence over the Unnao rape case, and questioned why the accused BJP MLA was been arrested yet.
Speaking to reporters, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal alleged Modi was “not serious” about the crimes against women across the country. Sibal asked the prime minister to observe a fast over rape incidents and register his protest against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the Unnao incident.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a countrywide fast on Wednesday, 11 April, to corner the Opposition over the recent washout of the Budget session of Parliament.
Sibal, referring to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report for 2016, also said that the BJP-ruled states have the highest crime rates against women.
Why Has MLA Not Been Arrested Yet: Allahabad HC
The Allahabad High Court, which was hearing the case on a suo-motu basis on Wednesday, 11 April, questioned why the accused MLA has not been arrested. The court instructed the state government counsel to give an answer post lunch break.
I Now Fear for My Uncle's Life: Rape Survivor
Hours after the Uttar Pradesh government transferred the case to the CBI, the rape survivor told the media that she was scared for her uncle’s life. Demanding that the MLA be arrested as soon as possible, she said:
There are still so many questions being raised on me, even after my father’s murder. How will I get justice? A CBI probe is fine, but first theMLA (Kuldeep Singh Sengar) should be arrested as he will influence probe. I now fear for my uncle’s life.
Conduct Narco Test on Sengar: BJP MLA from Bairia
Surendra Singh, the BJP MLA from UP’s Bairia today demanded that a narco test be conducted on Sengar to affirm his culpability. He however alleged that the survivor had earlier filed a ‘false’ case against another man, sending him to jail for 6 months.
Narco test should be done of Kuldeep Singh Sengar and complainant, truth will be out then. If MLA found guilty punish him, but I have heard this same girl had filed a false rape case against a man some years back,man had to spend 6 months in jail,
Case Transferred to CBI: UP Police
Addressing a press conference after filing an FIR against the BJP MLA, the UP Police said that the case has now been transferred to the CBI for further investigation.
Nobody is defending him (Kuldeep Singh Sengar), all we are saying is that we have to hear both sides. Now that the case has been given to CBI, they will decide on arrest.
Till the premier investigating agency takes over, the local police will continue with the probe, Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said.
The letter for handing over the probe to the CBI for maintaining total transparency in the case will be sent today, he told reporters.
FIR Registered Against BJP MLA Sengar
An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, confirmed Police SO Rajesh Singh. Sengar has been booked under sections 363, 366, 376 ,506 and POCSO act.
Police Watched as MLA's Brothers Beat Me: Victim's Father
A video surfaced on Wednesday, 11 April which shows the victim’s father blaming Sengar’s brothers for assaulting him. He mentions that the cops were present but they remained mute spectators.
The Quint could not independently verify the authenticity of this video.
UP Government to Transfer the Case to CBI
UP government has decided to file an FIR under appropriate sections considering allegations of rape on Kuldeep Sengar & his brothers. The case is to be handed over to CBI for further investigation, ANI reported.
The decision has been taken after the SIT found serious lapses in the investigation, not just by the police but also the doctors. The government has also decided to suspend 2 doctors. Further, a decision to give security to the victim’s family has been taken.
BJP MLA Drives Away From SSP's Residence
High voltage drama outside SSP’s residence. Unnao rape accused BJP MLA said that he isn’t running away anywhere and that the SSP can call him whenever needed. He drove away from the residence of the SSP following a scuffle with the media.
He also said, “Will surrender if there's a warrant.”
Accused BJP MLA Likely to Surrender in Lucknow Tonight
BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar likely to surrender before Lucknow police tonight after direction from BJP leadership, media reports. Earlier, he was going to be arrested tomorrow morning.
He met his ailing wife in the hospital. While speaking to India Today he said, “That the father was bashed up due to a family feud and my brother was wrongly accused.
“I will follow the orders of our Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” he further added.
"No One Can Rape the Mother of 3 Children": BJP MLA
BJP MLA from Bairia Surendra Singh defended Kuldeep Sengar, by making a bizarre statement that “no one can rape a mother of three children”.
I am speaking from psychological point of view, no one can rape a mother of three children. It is not possible, this is a conspiracy against him (Kuldeep Sengar).Surendra Singh,BJP’s Bairia MLA
"This Is a Failure of UP Govt": BJP's Dipti Bharadwai
BJP’s Dipti Bharadwaj on Wednesday, 11 April revealed that party president Amit Shah has been informe about the Unnao rape, and asserted that the case has “disgraced” their party.
No one is greater than Amit Shah in BJP and that’s why I thought I should inform him what has disgraced our party. This is failure of UP government because we fought for women’s respect, but risked it just for saving image of an influential person.Deepti Bhardwaj, BJP
"Was Invited to His House With the Promise of A Job"
BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar reportedly invited the teenager to his house on 4 June 2017, with the promise of a job. He allegedly raped her on the same day, while his accomplice played the watchdog.
Speaking to the Print, the victim reportedly said:
I screamed. I knew people were sitting outside in the corridor, but no one came to help me. After raping me, he asked me to leave and straightaway return home. I was crying. He wiped my tears and told me that he would get me a good job. When I told him I would file a complaint, he threatened to kill my father and four-year-old brother.
Don't Cremate Body of Unnao Gangrape Victim's Father: HC
The Allahabad High Court today ordered that the body of the Unnao gangrape victim's father should not be cremated, if already not done so.
A bench of Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar passed the order taking cognisance of the gangrape case in Uttar Pradesh on a letter to the court by senior lawyer Gopal Swaroop Chaturvedi detailing the incident.
"If the body has not been cremated, then it shall not be cremated," the court said.
No Pressure on the SIT: ADG Lucknow
Speaking to ANI about the SIT probe, ADG Lucknow, Rajeev Krishna said:
We have come here to investigate. I will send the interim report to the state government by this evening. All the angles are being investigated. There is no pressure on the SIT. It is working independently.
He added that the family would be provided full security by police personnel.
They have a relative in Delhi, now it is their decision if they want to live here in Unnao or in Delhi.
Allahabad HC to Hear Matter Tomorrow
The Allahabad High Court has taken suo-motu cognizance of the matter, and will hear the case on Thursday, 12 April. The court also appointed an amicus curiae in the case.
SIT Arrives at Rape Survivor's House
The Special Investigation Team, constituted by CM Adityanath to probe the case, has arrived at the residence of the rape survivor in Unnao. The SIT, headed by ADG Rajeev Krishna, is expected to submit a report later this evening.
Appeal to CM for Justice: Rape Survivor
The rape survivor appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for justice in the case. Alleging that the district magistrate had confined her to a hotel room, she said she only wanted the culprit to be punished.
I appeal to CM Yogi Adityanath to provide me justice. The DM has confined me to a hotel room, they are not even serving me water. I just want the culprit to be punished.
SC To Hear Plea for CBI Probe Next Week
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by a lawyer in the Unnao rape case, and posted the matter for next week. The lawyer in his petition sought a CBI inquiry and compensation for the family of the girl.
MLA Sengar's Wife Meets Lucknow DGP
Sangeeta Sengar, wife of accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar, met DGP OP Singh in Lucknow, on 11 April. “I have come to plead for justice for my husband,” she told reporters.
Alleging a political conspiracy, she told ANI:
There’s political motive behind this. Make my husband and the girl undergo narco test. My daughters are traumatised. We’re being mentally harassed. No evidence has been presented yet, still he’s being labelled a rapist.
Sack CM Yogi: Congress Women's Wing
The women’s wing of the Congress party urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, alleging dereliction of duty on his part over the gangrape of an 18-year-old woman and the death of her father in police custody in Unnao district.
We demand PM Shri Narendra Modi to immediately sack the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for dereliction of his duty.Sushmita Dev, President, All India Mahila Congress
Samajwadi Party Workers Stage Stir
Meanwhile, opposition Samajwadi Party workers staged a demonstration in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area on 10 April, demanding immediate arrest of the BJP MLA.
A five-member fact-finding team has been constituted by the party to visit Unnao, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said.
National Human Rights Comission Steps In
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on 10 April, sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief, seeking a detailed report on the incident and askING the authorities to ensure the aggrieved family was not subjected to further harassment.
The Commission observed that the allegations, if true, raised a serious issue of violation of human rights of the family.
SIT Formed to Probe the Matter
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the incident and a plea was moved in the Supreme Court for a CBI probe into the matter.
The (SIT) headed by Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (Lucknow zone) will go into the entire gamut of issues involved in the incident.Anand Kumar, ADG (Law and Order)
“The entire issue will be reconstructed and whoever is culpable and had tried to shield any person will be taken to task," Kumar added.
He also clarified that the death of the girl’s father did not take place in police custody. He said whatever incident of beating happened, was in the village.
As the incident sparked outrage, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the home department to ensure that the SIT visits Unnao and submits a report by the evening of 11 April.
Post-Mortem Report Reveals 14 Injuries
The post-mortem report also states that he wasn’t given proper medical treatment in the judicial custody which led to his death, as per TOI.
The panel of doctors who conducted the post-mortem noted 14 injuries on the man’s body. They also reported fresh jaw injuries and two broken teeth, TOI said.
BJP MLA's Brother Arrested
The police arrested Atul Singh, brother of a BJP MLA, in connection with the alleged gangrape of an 18-year-old woman and her father’s custodial death in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district on 10 April.
A home department spokesman said a case had been registered against Atul Singh under various IPC sections including 302 (murder).
Earlier, four persons – Sonu, Baua, Vinit and Shailu – were arrested for allegedly beating up the woman's father.
Six Policemen Suspended
The Unnao SP on 10 April, said six policemen, including Makhi SHO Ashok Kumar Singh, the outpost in-charge and four beat constables were suspended. According to Inspector General of Police Praveen Kumar, a magisterial probe has been ordered to investigate the death of the woman’s father.
MLA Sengar Not Named in FIR
Later on 9 April, a copy of the FIR registered in the rape case revealed that Sengar’s name was not mentioned in it, reported ANI.
Rahul Gandhi Lashes Out at BJP
Congress President Rahul Gandhi had lashed out at the Yogi Adityanth-led government in UP, questioning the father’s alleged “custodial” death, and asking why the MLA had not been arrested yet.
Incident is Totally Fake: BJP MLA Sengar
Kuldeep Singh Sengar rejected the charges against him as a conspiracy by his opponents. He further said that the complainant belonged to a "low class".
Speaking to mediapersons, Sengar demanded a high-level inquiry and sought action against those guilty, but refused to comment on speculation about him being summoned by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Let a probe be conducted, and the guilty be given stringent punishment. If I am found guilty in the probe, I am ready to face punishment.Kuldeep Singh Sengar, BJP MLA
CM Yogi Vows Action
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the situation and has assured that action will be taken against the guilty.
He aid, “The incident is unfortunate. Lucknow ADG has been asked to give his report and probe the matter, and if any policeman is found guilty, action will be taken. Whosoever is guilty will not be spared.”
However, while speaking to ANI, the girl had said:
I had even gone to the CM but did not get any result. When we lodged FIR, we were threatened.
18-Year-Old Blames Sengar for Father's Death
The death of her father prompted the woman to put the blame on the lawmaker.
He was "killed at the behest of the BJP MLA" inside the jail, she alleged. "We were getting threats and they killed my father," she told the media.
Kuldeep Singh (Sengar) isn’t being arrested. I don’t know if his brother is arrested. I demand that they be hanged till death. They’ve made my life miserable. I want justice. They killed my father.
Girl's Father Dies in Police Custody
The girl’s father was arrested on 5 April under the Arms Act after he was allegedly beaten up by Anil Singh, the MLA's brother and four other men.
He died at a district hospital after he was shifted there from the jail on 9 April.
18-Year-Old Alleged Rape by BJP MLA
An 18-year-old girl along with her family members tried to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s house on 8 April. The girl alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017.
She also claimed that no action had been taken against the MLA or his brothers despite several complaints to the police.