Unnao rape victim records statement, says has faith in CBI


Unnao rape victim records statement, says has faith in CBI

The other accused, Shashi, had allegedly taken the victim to Sengar on the day of crime, and stood guard outside the door as the heinous crime was allegedly committed inside by the MLA and others. Thus, POCSO Act was not included in the FIR a year ago. CBI sources claimed on Monday said that a decision was taken on this score after it was found that there were discrepancies in the statements of the MLA.

Meanwhile, the CBI would be seeking the court's permission for conducting narco analysis and polygraph test on the rape accused BJP MLA.

Last week, Sengar was taken into seven-day police custody after a 17-hour interrogation.

The CBI said that Suman had demanded Rs. 50 lakh from a businessman to show undue favour to him by passing favourable order in an appeal against the businessman. Victim's mother has also alleged in the FIR filed in this case that Shashi singh was present at the spot when the incident happened. The team was likely to recreate the crime scene and also bring the victim and Sengar face-to-face.

Later on Sunday, her father was picked up by the police and allegedly beaten up in custody by the MLA's brother Atul Singh and his aides, following which he died.

On November 16, the CBI summoned D W Negi, former Superintendent of Police Shimla who was initially supervising the investigation in the rape and murder case before the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had rapped the police for its inaction against the BJP legislator who was influencing the "law-and-order machinery".

The development came a few hours after the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the Unnao rape case to the CBI.

The family members also criticised the national media for portraying their agitation for a CBI probe into the case as "pro-rapists" and "pro-culprits", and said the scribes were "delivering judgments without investigation".

Three FIRs have been file dby the Uttar Pradesh Police in the case.

Shashi Singh is accused of luring the girl and taking her to accused MLA.