ALSO READMulayam meets jailed Gayatri Prajapati, asserts 'false campaign' being done Allahabad HC to frame charges against rape accused Gayatri Prajapati today Judge who granted bail to Prajapati suspended Union Minister Balyan tears into Mulayam over his meeting with Prajapati SP feud escalates as Netaji now brands son Akhilesh 'anti-Muslim'
The court will pronounce its verdict on July 18.
Prajapati's advocate demanded to remove the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act), stating that it's in correct to frame him under this act.
"False campaign is being carried out against Gayatri Prajapati. He is being targetted as if he is a terrorist," Mulayam had said.
Mulayam further said he would meet the Director General of Police (DGP) and complain in this regard.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister even questioned that about the possibility of a case of rape "when the woman did not even visit Prajapati's house."
Earlier in February, a police complaint was filed against the former minister and six others in the case following the apex court's order.
The Uttar Pradesh Police had also filed a non-bailable warrant against the former minister and six others for the same.
Prajapati and the two accused were granted bail by the trial court earlier.
On May 12, the Lucknow bench upheld its earlier decision to not grant bail to Prajapati, and arrest warrants were issued against Prajapati's aides Pintu Singh and Vikas Verma, in connection with the rape case.
The Samajwadi Party leader, who was also accused of allegedly raping the girl's mother, evaded his arrest for nearly a month before he was arrested.
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