Unnao Rape Case: UP government withdraws BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar's 'Y' category security cover

20 April 2018, 10:14 AM
Kuldeep Singh Sengar - File photo
Kuldeep Singh Sengar - File photo

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday withdrew the 'Y' category security cover for BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is the prime accused in the Unnao gang rape case.

Sengar is the main accused in the horrific Unnao gang rape case which has outraged the entire country because of not just the act but the rather shoddy investigations that followed. 

The survivor said that UP police did not register an FIR against Sengar because he was a politician. She attempted to immolate herself - twice - to draw attention to her plight. 

It was only then that a massive protest against the heinous crime led to UP CM Yogi Adityanath ordering an SIT probe and the matter was eventually handed over to CBI.

Sengar has been in police custody since last week and is being questioned. Although he has maintained that he is innocent, public outcry against him has been strong - possibly the reason why his 'Y' category security has now been removed. 

The ruling BJP in the state has suffered a massive dent to its image with its MLA being probed as a rape accused - apart from the ruckus over its ministers in J&K cabinet joining demonstrations against investigation into the Kathua rape case. 

First Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 10:10 AM
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