Arms licences of expelled BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar have been cancelled, officials said. Sengar faces allegations of raping a minor girl and killing her two aunts. He had licences to posses a single barrel gun, a rifle and a revolver, news agency PTI reported. The process to cancel his gun licences was underway and on Friday the district magistrate of Unnao ordered revocation of the licences on a demand from the family of the rape survivor.
The MLA from Bangermau in Unnao district was arrested by the CBI on April 13, 2018 and is lodged in Sitapur district jail. The process to cancel his gun licence is on since.
The woman, allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor, is battling for life after a truck rammed into the car she was travelling in with some family members and her lawyer. Two of her aunts died in the accident last Sunday.
Her family alleges that the collision was a deliberate attempt to kill her by those close to the MLA.
The apex court also directed shifting of the rape victim's uncle from Raebareli jail to Tihar and deferred the matter for further order on Monday.
His wife was in the ill-fated car and had died in the accident. He participated in her cremation on Wednesday after the Allahabad High Court granted him parole for a day.
He has been convicted in a 19-year-old case and sentenced to 10 years jail term on a case filed by Sengar's brother, Atul Singh.
The apex court also directed all media houses not to disclose the identity of the victim directly, indirectly, or in any manner.
During the brief hearing, the Uttar Pradesh government informed the bench that the interim compensation of Rs 25 lakh has already been released to the victim's family.
The Supreme Court has deferred hearing in the rape case for Monday.