Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker who is the main accused in the Unnao rape case, has been sent to seven-day CBI custody by a Lucknow court on Saturday.
Sengar, who was produced before the Lucknow court in the gang-rape case of a minor girl from Unnao, said he had full faith in the judiciary. While being taken to the court, Sengar was quoted saying “I have faith in judiciary.”
Sengar's lawyer said, "We support fair investigation. He has been sent to 7-day CBI custody"
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) detained Sengar on Friday morning and confirmed his arrest later in the day. Earlier in the day, the Allahabad High Court’s bench comprising of Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar had directed the CBI to arrest Sengar.
The court also ordered to investigate the case strictly in accordance with law and also consider to file an application for the cancellation of bail granted to the other accused in the case.
The Allahabad High Court had on Thursday rapped the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh (UP) government over its failure to arrest the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
After the high court’s slamming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened in the matter and ordered the CBI to take up the case and seriously investigate it.
The CBI had filed three FIRs (First Information Report) against Sengar, one being the alleged rape of the minor, second one pertains to rioting, where four locals had also been booked for allegedly killing the victim’s father, and third one pertains to the allegations against the victim’s father who was arrested under the arms act.
Sengar has been charged under the POSCO Act and other relevant sections under the Indian Penal Code.