CBI arrests UP BJP MLA: Unnao gangrape case

Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao gangrape case on early Friday morning.
The arrest was made within 12 hours after the CBI took over the case.CBI sources said that the probe agency’s team arrested the legislator from his residence in Indira Nagar area at 0415 hrs.Later, a seven-member CBI team took Sengar to the agency office in Lucknow for interrogation.
Sources said they did not witness any opposition from the legislator or his supporters during his arrest.The MLA was being interrogated.Mobile phones of the legislator have also been seized by the CBI.CBI sources said the arrested MLA would be taken to Unnao on Friday after producing him before the court for his police custody.The victim family expressed their satisfaction on the arrest.“We are still living in fear as the henchmen of the MLA are continuously threatening us. We want the legislator behind the bar,” she said.The victim family also thanked media for supporting their fight against the MLA and his goons.The Allahabad High Court which will be giving the verdict at 1400 hrs.The High Court was very critical of the UP government for not arresting the MLA even after registering case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) against him.
On Thursday in a record time, the Centre had given its nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Unnao Rape case. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar confirmed on Thursday night that DOPT has issued the required notification for the CBI probe in the Unnao case.The CBI immediately registered three cases in connection with the rape of the victim in June, 2017 and death of the victim’s father in judicial custody on Monday last.But surprisingly, the Centre took just two hours to give its nod to the probe. The state home department has sent the recommendation at 1500 hrs and it was approved at 1700 hrs.
A seven-member CBI team led by an additional SP rank officer was rushed from Delhi to arrest the MLA. A second team is expected on Friday.
On Thursday, UP government had refused to arrest the MLA saying that as the case has been recommended to CBI hence they will take the action.

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