CBI takes over Unnao rape case after PM Modi’s intervention

12 April 2018, 08:41 PM
CBI takes over Unnao rape case after PM Modi’s intervention (File Photo)
CBI takes over Unnao rape case after PM Modi’s intervention (File Photo)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took over the Unnao rape case after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on Thursday.

Following the PMO's direction, the Uttar Pradesh Police has handed over the Unnao rape case, in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is the prime accused, to the CBI.

The state police, earlier in the day, had registered a case against the BJP lawmaker from Unnao after a report was submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

After the report was published and shown in media, departmental proceeding were initiated against three doctors, including Dr DK Dwivedi and Dr Prashant Upadhyay for negligence of duty.

“The doctors showed laxity in giving proper medical care to the victim's father, both prior to judicial custody and on referral from jail to the district hospital while in judicial custodym,” an official report read.

The district police chief has also suspended Safipur Circle Officer Kunwar Bahadur Singh for not properly handling the case in spite of repeated complaints by the victim and her family members.

Late Wednesday, the BJP lawmaker was seen outside Lucknow senior superintendent of police (SSP)’s residence. He then told the media said that he was not on the run.

Unnao legislator Sengar is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in June 2017. The family since then had been making attempts to lodge a complaint against him.

First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018 08:30 PM

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