CBI Confirms Charges Against Unnao Rape Accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Finds Strong Evidence
Kuldeep Singh Sengar. (File Photo: IANS)

Unnao, May 11: CBI has confirmed the survivor’s charge that Unnao rape accused, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has raped the victim at his home. According to a report the probe also revealed that the Uttar Pradesh police tried to save Kuldeep Singh Sengar, and other accused by not naming them in the FIR and charge sheet, a leading newspaper report said. According to other reports, CBI has also found substantial evidence against Singh. He was arrested last month.

The victim has alleged that the BJP Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his aides raped her last June. She further said that police did not investigate her allegations and failed to name Sengar in an official document that recorded her complaint. However, the BJP MLA has rejected the charges and has termed the Unnao rape case as a political conspiracy. Sangeeta Sengar, wife of accused even said that there is some political motive behind the Unnao rape case, and they are trying to frame her husband falsely.

An FIR was lodged against Sengar on April 12 under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of a woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Reportedly, the victim and her family attempted self-immolation near Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence after the police ignored an FIR in the rape case. Apart from the police officials, the woman also blamed CM Adityanath, accusing him of turning a deaf ear to her plight. She claimed her family members were facing life threats ever since they approached the police to seek justice. "Since we lodged the FIR, we were threatened," she added.

The victim's father passed away, while he was in judicial custody. Reportedly, Kuldeep's brother Atul and his men had launched an assault on the girl's father. Atul was also taken into judicial custody post her father died.