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SC to hear next week plea for CBI probe into Unnao gangrape

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The will hear next week here a plea for CBI probe into the gangrape case allegedly involving a BJP lawmaker from

The bench of and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would hear the plea which has also alleged that the rape victim's father was tortured and killed in the police custody at the behest of the "ruling party" in the state.

The petition, filed by Manohar Lal Sharma, sought the court's direction to the CBI to probe the alleged kidnapping and rape of a minor girl in July last year "by the BJP MLA and his companion and custodial death of her father via torture" on April 9.

Alleging that the complaint had not mentioned the name of the "under political pressure" and that the would not carry out a "fair investigation under compulsion", it said the matter should be handed over to the CBI for an independent investigation.

Referring to the victim's statement, the petition also alleged that sitting BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from Bangarmau constituency in district was the main accused in cases of the girl's rape in July last year and custodial death of her father after her protest against the

The public interest petition also sought protection and compensation to the victims' kin, as was provided in the Nirbhaya gangrape case.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 11:35 IST
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