The police have not succeeded in arresting rape accused Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prasad Prajpati and is still clueless about his whereabouts. Suspecting that Prajapati and other accused may flee out of the country, their passports are likely to be cancelled.
Police have been conducting raids at various places to catch Gayatri Prajapati. The Lucknow Police when arrived at his residence in Gurugram, he had already fled.
Prajapati has dozens of flats in various cities including Gurugram and Mumbai. However, he has registered many of these properties in the name of his associates.
On Thursday, police initiated steps to withdraw ‘Y’ category security to Gayatri Prasad Prajpati as the rape accused Uttar Pradesh minister remains elusive.
Acting on Supreme Court orders, police made frantic efforts to nab him and after having failed to do so they might even apply for cancellation of his passport so that the minister cannot escape from the country.
Interestingly, the minister was earlier seen moving freely from one place to other in his constituency seeking votes.
The last time Prajapati was seen in public was on February 27 when he spoke to the media saying he will win with a huge margin and will work under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav once again.
ALSO READ | I want to see Gayatri Prajapati behind bars, says minor victim
49-year-old Prajpati is facing imminent arrest following an FIR lodged against him and six of his accomplices on the apex court order at Gautampalli police station here on February 18 under various sections of the IPC and POCSO Act.
The Uttar Pradesh police had lodged an FIR against Prajapati on the apex court’s order for his alleged roles in separate cases of gangrape and an attempt to rape another woman and her minor daughter.
(With inputs from PTI)