Murder case against BJP MLA after rape survivors car crash

first_imgNew Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday registered a murder case against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others, in connection with a road accident, which left the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer critically injured, killing two of her aunts.The FIR named Sengar, nine others, and 15-20 other unnamed persons and has been registered at the Gurubuxganj police station in Raebareli under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 120b (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsNeither the truck driver, Ashish Pal, nor the truck owner, Devendra Singh, have been named as accused in the UP Police FIR. Both were detained by authorities after the accident on Sunday. In this FIR, the rape survivor’s uncle alleged that her security detail had informed Kuldeep Sengar and his associates about the girl’s travel plans. A car in which the Unnao rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling in was hit by an over-speeding truck in Raebareli on Sunday, killing two members, leaving her and the advocate critically injured. The truck’s number plates were blackened. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayDirector-General of Police O P Singh had said that the UP government is ready to hand over the probe to CBI if requested by the victim’s family. Lucknow ADG, Rajeev Krishna, later in the day, told Millennium Post that the procedure to hand over the case to the central agency had already been initiated. The case will now go through the State government to the Union government, which can then authorise the probe agency to officially take over the FIR filed by UP Police on Monday. A team of CBI officials had also visited the rape survivor at the hospital, where she is currently being treated, as it is already probing three cases against Sengar, where she is a witness. The CBI had, in July last year, filed a charge- sheet against Sengar for raping the teenage girl and another charge-sheet against his brother Atul Sengar, for the murder of the rape survivor’s father. Sengar, a four-time MLA who represents Bangermau in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, was arrested in 2018 for allegedly raping the teenage girl at his residence in 2017. After the news of accident spread, Opposition parties have also called for a CBI probe into the matter. The matter created ripples in parliament, where the upper house, Rajya Sabha, was adjourned till noon following Opposition protests. The National Commission for Women is taking cognizance of the Unnao rape case and Sunday’s accident.last_img read more