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CBI Confirms Rape Charges Against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar In Unnao, Police In Connivance

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| May 11 , 2018 , 09:02 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the politically sensitive Unnao gangrape case against Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, confirmed on Friday the rape charges levelled by the 16-year-old survivor that Sengar raped her at his home in June last year.

The probe had been handed over to the CBI on April 12 after a special probe team set up by the Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath government found serious lapses by the police and doctors in Unnao.

According to sources, while the rape survivor consistently named Bangarmau MLA Sengar as among those who raped her, the local police kept out the names of Sengar and a few others accused from the FIR filed on June 20, 2017, as well as the chargesheet filed later. The police also delayed the girl's medical examination after the rape, and did not send vaginal swabs or her clothes for forensic laboratory, the CBI said.

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“This was all deliberate and in connivance with the accused persons,” a CBI official added.

CBI recorded the survivor's statements before a magistrate under CrPC Section 164, which is admissible in law as evidence , in which she “stood by” the allegations.

“The girl was raped on June 4 by the MLA after she was brought to his house by Shashi Singh on the pretext of providing her a job. Between June 4 and June 10, the girl didn’t speak as she had been threatened," said a CBI official, describing the sequence of events based on the girl's statements.  

"On June 11, she was abducted by three persons — Shubham Singh, Awadh Narayan and Brijesh Yadav. From June 11 till 19, the girl was kept mostly in an SUV and repeatedly gang-raped by these three while on the move,” he added.

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The girl was finally found on June 20, however, some officers at the local police station in Makhi (Unnao) were allegedly “reluctant” to register an FIR and when they did file the FIR, they left out the names of the MLA Sanger, Shashi Singh and a few others.

“So, the UP police were right in claiming that the names of the MLA and Shashi Singh were not there in the FIR filed by the girl on June 20. But what it did not disclose was that the survivor’s complaint was diluted by UP police,” the CBI source said.

The case came to light when the rape survivor attempted suicide outside the house of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 8, alleging that no action had been taken against the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar whom she accused as being one of her rapists.

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