The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed charge sheet against accused Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his alleged associate Sashi Singh in Unnao rape case. The development comes days after the national investigative agency filed charge-sheet against the brother of Kuldeep Singh Segar and 4 other in connection with the killing of Unnao rape victim’s father. The CBI arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar on April 13 after Allahabad High Court slammed the Yogi-Adityanath-led UP government and questioned the delay in the arrest of accused BJP MLA and said that accused BJP is clearly influencing law and order machinery in the state.
In April, a 17-year-old girl had alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence when she had gone to meet him with a relative seeking job. The matter came to light after the victim tried to commit suicide outside the residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, alleging that police is not taking appropriate action against accused involved in the matter. The Unnao rape incident sent shock waves across the country, triggering protests that forced the government to hand over this case to the CBI.
On April 9, the father of Unnao rape victim died in police custody. After the incident, the post-mortem report clarified that the death of the rape victim’s father was unnatural.