16 hrs of grilling later, BJP MLA Sengar arrested

16 hrs of grilling later, BJP MLA Sengar arrested

Official sources here said that survivor, along with her family, was brought to CBI Lucknow office from where she will be taken for her medical examination.

"The disturbing feature of the case is that the law and order machinery and the government officials were directly in league and under the influence of Kuldeep Singh", a bench of Chief Justice Dilip Bhosale and Justice Sunit Kumar said. "Once we procure substantial evidence, we will go ahead with the arrest of the MLA and his henchmen", disclosed a senior CBI officer engaged with the investigation.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday night filed three FIRs in the alleged Unnao rape and custodial death case but the agency's seriousness is already being questioned. She also said that the arrest of the accused legislator was also a positive development.

"My uncles used to say that daddu (Kuldeep Singh Sengar) is very good", she told Aaj Tak TV. During that time, his brother Atul Singh was arrested for a brutal assault on the girl's father, who was not just arrested with severe wounds on his body but died last week in police custody.

The CBI officials confirmed that he has not been arrested so far.

It is believed that the Centre nudged the Yogi government to hand over the case to the CBI as the state witnessed a political uproar over the incident. Yesterday CBI team visited the hotel in Unnao where the victim and her family is housed under police protection and recorded their statements.

Almost a year ago, on June 4, 2017, the victim - a minor at the time - visited the MLA's residence with a relative seeking a job, where she was allegedly raped by Sengar and others.

Meanwhile, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, while talking on the Unnao rape case, reiterated that his government would follow a zero-tolerance policy on crime and corruption.

During the meeting, they took details of the "line of treatment" given to victims father when he was rushed to the hospital buy the police with 18 wounds and a ruptured intestine, due to beating by the lawmaker's brother and their close aides along with the police.

"The real culprit of Unnao's victim, who was raped reportedly in June 2017, and who pleaded at the doorstep of the BJP CM even attempting self-immolation is no one but the Chief Minister and he should immediately be sacked", said Surjewala. He also emphasised that government will take stringent action against the culprits.