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Security agencies warn Gayatri Prajapati may flee country, airports put on alert

Security Agencies Have Put Airports Across The Country On High Alert Amid Inputs That Rape Accused Former UP Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati Is Planning To Fly Abroad To Evade Arrest.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 03 Mar 2017, 11:46:09 PM
A file photo of former UP minister Gayatri Prajapati.

New Delhi:

Security agencies have put airports across the country on high alert amid inputs that Rape accused former UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati is planning to fly abroad to evade arrest.

Agencies have also alerted the Uttar Pradesh government in this regard.

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.

The police have not succeeded in arresting 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.

On Thursday, police initiated steps to withdraw ‘Y’ category security to Gayatri Prasad Prajpati as the rape accused Uttar Pradesh minister remains elusive.

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According to reports, people close to Prajapati are trying to help him flee the country. 

According to sources, Prajapati may try to flee to Nepal or Dubai.

Sources say that Prajapati's intentions are to try to evade arrest till March 8 when the UP Police is slated to present its reply to the Supreme Court in connection with the case.

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First Published : 03 Mar 2017, 08:06:00 PM