Gayatri Prasad Prajapati found guilty of gangrape; chargesheet filed
Amethi: Former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, who was accused of gangrape of a woman and molestation of her daughter, has been found guilty along with his associates, said the police on Friday.
The Uttar Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was probing the case, has filed the chargesheet in the court. They have prepared the basis on call details, medical and statements of victims.
It is to be mentioned that SIT, being led by CO Chowk, has found all seven accused, including Gayatri, guilty of gangrape. SIT has made the statement of a close aide of Gayatri Prasad Prajapati the base of their investigation.
Earlier on February 18, following the intervention of the Supreme Court, a case of gangrape and attempt to gangrape a minor was registered against Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, Vikas Verma, Pintu Singh and four others at the Gautam Palli police station of the state capital.
The case was initially probed by then CO of Alambagh, Amita Singh, who after the initial investigation, has recorded the statement of the victim under 164 CRPC. Later, the probe team had gone to Delhi to record the statement of victim’s daughter.
On charges of showing negligence to the case against senior Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, Amita Singh was removed from the case. After being on the run for several days, the former minister was nabbed by UP police on March 15.
The victim, in her complaint, has claimed that she was introduced to Gayatri three years back. The minister had mixed some intoxicant in her tea and raped her when she was unconscious. She also accused him of taking objectionable photographs and blackmailing her.