Unnao gangrape: Kuldeep Singh Sengar sent to 7-day police remand
Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday sent rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar to seven-day police remand.
CBI court Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Sunil Kumar passed the order of remand allowing CBI to further interrogate the Bharatiya Janata Party leader.
The hearing in the CBI court began at 4.25 pm with CBI demanding 14-day remand of the prime accused in the Unnao gangrape case.
Now, the BJP MLA from Bangarmau in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district will be presented before the court on April 21.
Coming out of the court, Sengar said, "I have full faith in media, God and India's judicial system. I am sure I will get justice."
- CBI has also arrested Shashi Singh, who is one of the accused of helping Sengar in the gangrape and alleged murder of her father in police custody.
Earlier on Friday night, CBI finally confirmed the arrest of BJP MLA after continuous interrogation for about 17 hours under detention.
Earlier in the same 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.
An FIR under IPC sections 363, 366 and 504 had been registered against Sengar at the Makhi police station in Unnao. The case also has been registered under section 376 for rape and POCSO Act.
Along with the allegation of gang-rape levied by a minor, the CBI would also probe the assault on her father on April 3 and his death under judicial custody.
It may be mentioned that the SIT probe submitted to the state government indicates BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's role in the rape of 17-year-old minor girl. Sources also tell he was involved in the murder of the victim’s father.
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".