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Unnao rape case: Sengar's brother, associates sent to 4 days CBI custody

IANS  |  New Delhi/Lucknow 

A special court sent, to four days police custody, the five arrested accused in the Unnao minor rape case including prime accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's brother Atul Sengar, officials said.

A said: "The court has given four day police custody of five arrested accused including Atul Sengar, Bauaa, Vineet, Sonu and Shalu earlier arrested in the case."

An agency said in that the (CBI) has brought the five arrested accused in the Unnao rape case to its branch for further questioning.

According to the officials, the Bangarmau legislator's brother was arrested by the Police on April 10, while his associates were arrested on April 9, after the victim's father - whom they had brutally thrashed while in police custody - died.

The action came in the wake of the four cases it registered in the rape case following a request to the from the government.

In the first FIR, the named Sengar and Shashi Singh, a woman who allegedly took the rape victim to the leader's house. The had arrested the BJP MLA after day-long questioning on Saturday. A court has sent him to the seven-day custody.

The second FIR is against four of Sengar's accomplices -- Vineet, Baua, Shailu and Sonu -- on charges of rioting, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.

The third one is a cross FIR filed by Atul Sengar, who claimed that he was attacked by the victim's father.

The registered the fourth case against Shashi Singh's son on Tuesday, an said.

On Saturday, the has arrested the BJP MLA on basis of a SIT preliminary report. He was sent to seven days custody by a court. His aide, Shashi Singh, who is accused of taking the victim to the lawmaker, was also arrested on Sunday and sent to four days police custody.

The victim tried to set herself ablaze Yogi Adityanath's residence on April 8, claiming inaction in the rape case that took place in 2017.

Later the same day, her father was picked up by the police and allegedly roughed up by and his aides, following which he died.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:26 IST
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