Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

As per the chargesheet filed by CBI on February 1 in which the dera chief is the prime accused along with two key aides a dera follower-turned-complainant Hans Raj Chauhan submitted a list containing names of 166 dera followers who had allegedly being

As per the chargesheet filed by CBI on February 1 in which the dera chief is the prime accused along with two key aides a dera follower-turned-complainant Hans Raj Chauhan submitted a list containing names of 166 dera followers who had allegedly being

In her complaint to UP Police, now part of the CBI FIR, the victim's mother has alleged that Shashi Singh had lured her daughter and took her to Sengar's residence where he raped her.

Doctors had found the girl to be aged "over 19 years" after she had undergone a medical examination two days after her alleged kidnapping and rape in June 2017.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered fourth case in connection with the Unnao rape case involving Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had rapped the police for its inaction against the BJP legislator who was influencing the "law-and-order machinery". While on the other side, victim's sister said that now when the Prime Minister has ordered special probe in the case, they got a new hope for justice.

The victim and her family was brought to Lucknow on Saturday and the girl were sent for medical examination after which they were asked to return to their village.

Sensing the strict stance of the court, the CBI took Sengar into custody early on Friday morning and kept on grilling him. Initially, police didn't take action on the victim's complaint.

The development came a few hours after the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the Unnao rape case to the CBI.

Three FIRs have been filed by the UP Police in the case which were later transferred to the CBI. The second FIR accused the MLA's brother and others of murdering the victim's father when he was in judicial custody.

The third case pertains to the allegations against the victim's father, who was arrested by the police under the Arms Act and put in jail, where he died. According to the post-mortem report, he had suffered serious injuries.

Under the POCSO Act, the offence of rape is considered graver if committed by a police officer or a public servant and in this case, the accused is an MLA, a public servant by official definition. Despite several attempts, the victim failed to register a case.

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