Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused in raping a minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, has been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and POCSO Act.
New Delhi: A Delhi court has framed charges against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao rape case. Kuldeep Sengar has been charged with criminal conspiracy and under the POCSO Act.
Delhi's Tees Hazari court has also framed charges against Sengar's accomplice Shashi Singh for kidnapping a minor girl.
Charges have been framed against Kuldeep Singh Sengar under IPC sections 120b, 363, 366, 109, 376(i), and 3 and 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The Supreme Court had only recently transferred the Unnao rape case to Delhi and the Tees Hazari Court is now holding hearings on a daily basis. There are five related cases against Sengar and others in the Unnao rape, and the recent accident involving members of the victim’s family.
In 2017, the 17-year-old girl had approached the then BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for a job. Soon after, she alleged that the four-time legislator had raped her on the pretext of giving her a job.
But the teen’s ordeal had only begun - the teen’s father had approached the police seeking justice for his daughter but he had allegedly been beaten up by the BJP MLA’s brother Atul Sengar and died in police custody.
Just a few weeks ago, on July 29, the teenager, who is 19 now, was traveling with her lawyer and two aunts when a truck with a grease smeared number plate rammed into the car.
The rape survivor’s aunts died on the spot while she and her lawyer are critical and undergoing treatment at New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. The lawyer had to be airlifted from a Lucknow hospital for treatment at AIIMS.
The CBI, which has taken over the investigation, has booked 10 people for murder, including Sengar, who is already in
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Last Updated Aug 9, 2019, 2:41 PM IST