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BSP candidate moves SC seeking bail in rape case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BSP candidate from the Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, on the run in an alleged rape case, moved the on Tuesday seeking protection from arrest till the end of the elections on May 23. A Vacation bench agreed to hear his plea on Friday.

Rai's mentioned his plea seeking anticipatory bail from the Vacation bench comprising Justices and and sought an urgent hearing.

Rai is reportedly absconding after an FIR was registered against him in a police station in by a college student on May 1. The victim has alleged that Rai has sexually assaulted her.

Rai's contended that it is a politically motivated move to prevent him from campaigning in the and eventually sabotage his prospect as a candidate from the constituency.

constituency is located in district of eastern and it is scheduled to go to polls on May 19.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:12 IST