Unnao Gangrape: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested
Lucknow: The much-hyped Unnao gangrape case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has finally confirmed the arrest of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Friday night after continuous interrogation for about 17 hours.
The arrest means that CBI will present the MLA for Bangarmau in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district in the court seeking his custody.
Earlier in the day, the Allahabad High Court (HC) had ordered the arrest of the MLA saying that mere detention was not enough.
A bench of Chief Justice DB Bhonsle and Justice Suneet Kumar had reserved its verdict for Friday.
The court, delivering verdict on a petition regard the alleged rape of a 17-year-old and the subsequent death of her father in police custody, also said that a progress report in the matter be presented before it by May 2.
The HC also said that it will monitor the case.
The court had on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for delaying the arrest of Sengar despite an FIR against him in the gang rape case and warned the Advocate General that if the situation persisted, it will be “forced to observe that law and order has collapsed in the state”.