Unnao rape case: BJP MLA Sengar’s brother sent to police custody; updates

CBI remanded BJP MLA Sengar’s brother Atul Sengar and four other accused to police custody for four days in Unnao rape case. Read the top ten updates in the Unnao rape case.

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A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday remanded prime accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s brother Atul Singh and four other associates to a four-day police custody in connection with the Unnao rape case.
The rape survivor’s family has alleged that BLP MLA Sengar’s brother Atul Singh Sengar, along with his companions, had also raped the girl and thrashed the victim’s father to death over his refusal to withdraw the FIR.

A CBI official said: “The court has sent five accused — Atul Sengar, Bauaa, Vineet, Sonu and Shail — to four days in police custody. The agency has brought all the detainees to the Lucknow branch for further interrogation.

On the strict directions of the Allahabad High Court, the CBI has lodged a fresh fourth FIR in which it has mentioned Shashi Singh’s son Shubham Singh and Awadesh Tiwari as accused in the case of alleged kidnapping and gangrape of the Unnao minor. The CBI has also slapped the sections related to Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, 2012.

The CBI court also recorded the statement of the 18-year-old Unnao gang rape victim under tight security before the magistrate. The statement was recorded under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Earlier, on April 15, Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s woman aide Shashi Singh had also been taken into a four-day custody by police authorities. Shashi Singh had allegedly lured the victim to Sengar on the day of the crime.

Upset over the rising number of rape cases in the country, ace Indian boxer M C Mary Kom expressed her concern and discontent, saying the present situation had left her feeling “hurt and helpless”.

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Here are the top 10 developments in the Unnao rape case involving BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and aides:

1. CBI remands Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s brother to police custody: In a major development, five accused including the brother of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar have been taken into the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Unnao rape case. The agency has brought all the detainees to the Lucknow branch for further interrogation.

According to the CBI officials, Bangarmau legislator’s brother was detained by the Uttar Pradesh police on April 10 and his associates were arrested on April 9. Reportedly, all the five accused were already in the judicial custody of Uttar Pradesh police.

2. CBI registers fourth case: In another significant development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been ordered to lodge a fresh fourth case in Unnao rape case. Following the strict instructions of Allahabad High Court, the central investigating agency has booked Shashi Singh’s son Shubham Singh and his aide Awadesh Tiwari under section 363 and 366 of the IPC. | Readmore…

Unnao rape victim to CM Yogi: ‘Want justice’; BJP MLA still free; updates

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old girl, is a four-term lawmaker from Bangarmau

Unnao gang rape case

The uproar over the death in custody of the father of an 18-year-old girl who alleged she had been raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar saw the UP police arresting Atul Singh, the MLA’s brother. Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the mysterious death of a rape victim’s father in police custody in Unnao, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a detailed report. The NHRC has said the allegations, if true, raise serious issues of violation of human rights of the victim’s family.

The Commission has issued a notice to the state’s Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, calling for a detailed report in the matter, including action taken against the delinquent police officials, who refused to register an FIR. It also expects from the DGP, an explanation for not communicating the custodial death to the Commission within 24 hours.

“All the reports, including health screening report of the deceased at the time of his admission in the jail and medical treatment provided by the jail authorities, are to be sent. They have been given four weeks to respond,” the NHRC said.

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Earlier on Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into a girl’s accusations that she had been gang-raped by BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar and others and the subsequent death of her father in police custody. The girl’s father was being forced to withdraw the case against Sengar. Upon his refusal, he was picked up by police late on Sunday and was allegedly roughed up by Atul Singh and his aides while in custody. Taken to the hospital with 18 wounds and gashes, abdominal pain and vomiting, he died soon after.

Here are the top ten developments in the Unnao rape case and the custodial death of the victim’s father:

1. BJP MLA and UP cops family-ties come in the way of justice: The brother of Unnao gangrape victim’s father told Indian Express, “a police officer told them that they share family relations with BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and they cannot work under pressure from the administration and government so, we should go to court.”

2. Yogi Adityanath directs home department to ensure SIT probe: Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed the Home Department to ensure that Special Investigation Team (SIT) visits Unnao district tomorrow and give its first report by evening in connection with the custodial death of rape victim’s father.

3. Girl who alleged rape has to hide: Stopped by the police when they tried to immolate themselves last Sunday near the Chief Minister’s residence in Lucknow to protest police inaction. According to media reports, the family turned to Unnao District Magistrate Ravi Kumar NG for help. Reports said that he had arranged for their stay at a government guest house. However, the victim on Wednesday alleged, “the DM has confined me to a hotel room, they are not even serving me water. I just want the culprit to be punished.” She appealed to chief minister Yogi Adityanath to provide her justice.

Sangeeta Sengar, wife of accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar, met DGP OP Singh in Lucknow, says, ‘I have come to plead for justice for my husband.’

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