Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Unnao rape case: Accused Kuldeep Sengar's goons threaten villagers, alleges victims's uncle

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Kenny Thornton | 17 April, 2018, 14:03

"Central Bureau of Investigation registered the fourth case and made Shashi Singh's son Shubham Singh an accused in it. Shashi Singh, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's close aide was sent to 4 days police custody yesterday", quotes ANI.

A special court in Lucknow sent Sengar, the prime accused in the case, to seven-day CBI custody, they said. Hence, the CBI team will now move court to seek permission for conducting narco and polygraph test.

However, in a new set of developments in the Unnao gangrape case, the medical certificate of the girl dating back to June 22, 2017, claims she was 19 years old when the alleged crime took place, hence challenging a key aspect of the case - that she was a minor. According to sources, Sengar has been changing his statements repeatedly during interrogation by CBI. An FIR was lodged against the BJP MLA on Thursday under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. "Some of the answers given by him earlier, were contradicted thee second time round", sources said. He was also confronted with some facts by the agency.

Meanwhile the CBI has started the investigation on the death of the victim's father and is slated to take Atul Sengar, the younger brother of the MLA along with four of his accomplices, who are accused in the murder in police custody for interrogation. The uncle of the alleged victim had said that the goons told the villagers to either remain quiet or leave the village.

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On Saturday morning, the CBI team probing the matter had brought the victim to Lucknow for a medical examination, which was done at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital; subsequently, the sleuths took the victim to the CBI office, where she confronted the accused. It came after the Allahabad High Court rapped the police for its inaction against the BJP lawmaker who was influencing the "law-and-order machinery".

Woman Shashi Singh, who is accused of taking the girl to the legislator has also been arrested.

The first FIR, of rape, names Sengar and Sashi Singh.

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