A day after taking over the probe in Unnao gang rape, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday detained accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for questioning.
The CBI has registered three cases related to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl by the BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh.
The CBI took immediate action by re-registering the UP police FIRs and brought the BJP lawmaker to its Lucknow office for questioning. Sengar, however, has not been arrested yet.
A team of officials would visit the scene of the crime and question jail officials, police officials and family members of the MLA.
The victim has alleged that she was raped by the MLA at his residence on June 4, 2017 where she had gone with a relative seeking a job.
After filing of the case, the victim’s father was booked by the police under the Arms Act on April 3 this year and kept under police custody on April 5.
Frustrated with the alleged inaction and coercion from powerful people, the victim attempted self-immolation in front of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence on April 8 which made headlines.
The next day, her father died in jail with post-mortem suggesting serious injuries on his body.
# 07: 41PM: PM Modi: The society has too think on it.
# 07:40 PM: PM Modi: Daughters will get Justice
# 02:35 PM: Allahabad High Court orders CBI to arrest Kuldeep Singh Sengar: The court asked CBI to probe all three crime numbers, and cancel the bail of those accused. The court said that detention will not serve the purpose and the MLA should be arrested. CBI was also asked to submit the status report on the case on 2 May.
#01:00 PM: Yogi Adityanath government to follow the policy of Zero tolerance in the case. Breaking his silence in Unnao rape case, the Uttar Pradesh CM said, "All culprits will be brought to books. As the case came to our knowledge on April 9, we took prompt action by setting up a SIT for the probe, registered FIR against the MLA and referred the case to the CBI".
# 12: 40 PM: CBI has registered three FIRs in the case: The first FIR pertains to the alleged rape of the girl in which Sengar and a woman Shashi Singh have been named as accused.
The second one pertains to rioting, in which four locals have been booked for the alleged killing of the victim’s father in judicial custody. Since the murder charge was added later by the police, it does not reflect in the CBI FIR.
The third case pertains to the allegations against the victim’s father who was arrested under arms act.
# 11:30 AM: "Investigation has been handed over to the CBI. I believe the CBI would have arrested the MLA also. Our government will not compromise on this. No matter how influential the accused is, he will not be spared," says Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
# 11:06 AM: The seven-member CBI team, which has begun its probe into the Unnao rape case, will quiz medical officers and policemen in Uttar Pradesh. The team will also talk to the victim's family, reports India Today.
# 10:22 AM: After questioning the accused BJP MLA, CBI team arrives at the hotel in Unnao where the victim's family members are staying.
# 10:20 AM: Law agencies and government are taking necessary action. As a woman, I believe and request there should be no victim shaming: Union I&B Minister Smriti Irani to ANI
— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2018
# 09:30 AM: The accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar will be produced in court by the CBI at 11 AM.
# 08:02 AM: I want strict action should be taken against him and he should be given severe punishment: #Unnao rape victim on BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar detained by CBI
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 13, 2018
# 07:09 AM: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's questioning by CBI underway: CBI Source
# 06:48 AM: CBI has registered 3 cases against Kuldeep Singh Sengar: CBI Source
# 06:28 AM: We ourselves had demanded a CBI inquiry. This morning CBI came & asked us to come to the CBI headquarters as they wanted to talk: Prakhar Singh, a relative of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar pic.twitter.com/oxMBmXGXFu
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 13, 2018
# 06:00 AM: Unnao rape case: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger has been detained by CBI