Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow on Wednesday night/ Photo: UNI
The Allahabad High Court on Friday (April 13) has asked for progress report from the UP government on the Unnao rape case in which BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is accused. The Court said that the government should submit the report by May 2.
The bench of Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Sunit Kumar also said that it will monitor the probe in the rape case further directing that the MLA should be arrested and not just detained.
The bench yesterday had reserved its verdict after completing the proceedings.
On Friday, Sengar was arrested by the CBI for questioning related to the rape case. An FIR was lodged against Sengar on Thursday under sections 363, 366, 376, 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and the case was handed over to the CBI.
Atul Singh Sengar, brother of accused MLA was also arrested in the same case under various IPC sections including 302 (murder) for killing of the father of rape accused in police custody.
On Wednesday, the court had taken a suo motu cognizance of the case.
—India Legal Bureau