The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Unnao rape case accused BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Friday evening.
The BJP legislator was arrested the the probing agency after over 15 hours of questioning. He was picked up from his residence by the CBI around 4 AM on Friday morning.
Earlier in the day, the Allahabad High Court had directed the CBI to arrest Sengar. The directions were given by bench comprising of Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar.
The court also directed the probing agency to investigate the case strictly accordance with law and consider filing an application for cancellation of bail granted to other accused in the case.
The High Court on Thursday had slammed the Yogi Adityanath government over its failure to arrest the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
Advocate General Raghvendra Singh, Uttar Pradesh government representative, had told the court that the Unnao lawmaker Kuldeep Senger was not arrested because there was no enough evidence against him.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention on Thursday, the CBI has taken up the case. It will probe three cases filed against Sengar in Unnao, around 55 kilometers from the Lucknow.
The BJP legislator has been charged under stringent POSCO Act and relevant sections under the Indian Penal Code.