Published On: Fri, Apr 13th, 2018

Unnao Rape Case Accused, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar Arrested

Key accused in the Unnao rape case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, was arrested Friday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) amid heightened public anger in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Unnao Rape Case Accused, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar Arrested

Before the arrest he was questioned for about sixteen hours by a CBI team in Lucknow.

Rival political parties have voiced together against the ruling BJP. Former chief minister said law and order in the state has collapsed and government should recommend for President’s Rule in UP.

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief also demanded compensation of Rs million for the survivor’s family.

Meanwhile, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said the government still follows the policy of zero-tolerance on crime and to deal with criminals equally.

Allahabad High Court too said Friday mere detention of the MLA was not enough and so he should be arrested.

Sengar was arrested from his residence Friday morning in Lucknow and CBI has filed three cases against him. The CBI is also to submit status of the investigation on May 2.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi led a candle march at night to protest against the case as well as the recent Kathua rape case too at India Gate.

He criticized BJP for shielding the brutality and the accused in both the cases, and has asked his cadres to stage similar demonstrations across India.

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