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Nation Current Affairs 09 Aug 2019 Expelled BJP MLA Kul ...

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar charged with rape of Unnao teen

Published Aug 9, 2019, 12:22 pm IST
Updated Aug 9, 2019, 1:17 pm IST
The court had passed order on charges under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Delhi's Tis Hazari Court on Friday charged expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar with the rape of the minor girl in Unnao. 

The court has framed charges under criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel for marriage, rape and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.


District Judge Dharmesh Sharma also framed charges against Sengar's accomplice Shashi Singh for allegedly kidnapping the minor girl, who is presently admitted in AIIMS, Delhi.

The CBI had on Thursday told the court that Sengar and his brother assaulted the father of the girl and framed him in an Arms Act case, in collusion with three state police officials and five others.

Read | Kuldeep Sengar, others framed Unnao survivor's father: CBI to court

Last week, the Supreme Court had transferred related cases against Sengar to Delhi at the request of the rape survivor’s family.

Read | Unnao case: SC transfers all 5 cases to Delhi, trial to be complete in 45 days

The rape survivor is struggling for life at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a car crash.

Read | Unnao rape survivor critical, on life support system: AIIMS

Last month, rape survivor along with her family was travelling to Rae Bareli when her car had a head-on collision with a truck. The rape survivor and her lawyer are critical, while her two aunts died in the crash.

Earlier this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party had expelled the four-time legislator from Bangarmau in Unnao district.

Read | Unnao rape accused and BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar expelled from party

He was suspended from the party in 2018 when the charges against him first attracted nationwide attention when the rape survivor’s father was killed.

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