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Unnao gangrape case: FIR filed against BJP MLA, no decision on arrest

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lucknow: The police in Uttar Pradesh today registered an FIR against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged gangrape of a minor girl in Unnao, hours after the government said it would hand the probe over to the CBI.

Till the premier investigating agency takes over, the local police would continue with the probe, but a decision on whether the accused MLA from the ruling party would be arrested would be taken by the CBI, Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said. A letter for handing the probe over to the CBI for maintaining total transparency in the case would be sent to the home department today, he told reporters here.

The Unnao police registered the case against Sengar under various sections of the IPC and provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the Makhi police station area. Under POCSO, an accused has to be arrested immediately after a case been filed. The FIR has been registered under Sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing a woman to compel her into marriage), 363 (kidnapping) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

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