Unnao Rape Case: CBI files charge-sheet against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar
The 17-year-old girl (L) alleged that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar (R) and his aides had raped her in May 2017. Photograph: (ANI)
The CBI on Wednesday filed charge-sheet against Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with Unnao rape case in which a teenager was allegedly raped at his residence.
The sources said the charge sheet was filed before Special CBI court in Lucknow and names Sengar and his alleged associate Sashi Singh as accused in the case.
The victim had alleged that she was raped by the MLA from Bangarmau in Unnao at his residence on June 4, 2017 where she had gone with a relative seeking a job.
The case came to light On April 8 when the victim and her family tried to immolate themselves outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence, alleging police inaction against the accused.
The case worsened when the victim’s father died in judicial custody on April 9.
A purported video of the girl's father before his death had gone viral in which he had alleged that he was mercilessly beaten up, including with rifle butts, by the MLA's brother and others in the presence of police.
He died in hospital. However, the family cried foul alleging that he was murdered.
Faced with embarrassment, the BJP government in the state had recommended a CBI probe in April this year.
Sengar is a four-time MLA.
The Yogi Adityanath government handed over the case to CBI.
The CBI recently filed a charge-sheet against five men including Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar`s brother Atul Singh Sengar in a case related to the death of a gangrape victim`s father in police custody in Uttar Pradesh`s Unnao, an official said on Saturday.