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CBI questions BJP MLA, speaks to victim (Third Lead)

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The on Friday began its probe in the rape of a 17-year-old girl in in by questioning BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, one of the accused, and recording the statement of the victim.

A team visited the hotel in where the victim is housed under police protection to take her statement. officials also spoke to her anguished family, an official told IANS.

Sengar, the MLA from Bangarmau in district, was brought here at the office early on Friday when he was about to leave for

The agency filed three First Investigation Reports late on Thursday over the 2017 rape and the victim's father's death in police custody. Phone call details of the have also been sought, informed sources said.

In the first FIR, the CBI named Sengar and Shashi Singh, a woman who allegedly took the rape victim to the leader's house.

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 relates to Sengar's brother Atul Singh, who claimed that he was attacked by the victim's father. is currently in judicial custody.

The CBI took over the case from a Special Investigative Team following a request to the Centre from the government.

Six police personnel, including the of Makhi, Ashok Bhadauria, have been suspended.

They are accused of taking the victim's father illegally to the police station where he was beaten up by them along with and Sengar's aides. The policemen are currently being interrogated.

Kunwar Bahadur Singh, who had allegedly not allowed the victim's complaint against Sengar to be entertained initially, is likely to be questioned.

Informed sources said that then Unnao of Police Neha Pandey and the incumbent district might also be questioned.

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

Later that day, her father was picked up by the police, beaten up by and his men, following which he died. The incident has triggered outrage.

In his second statement since the incident came to light, Adityanath vowed to bring the guilty to book, "however, mighty they may be".

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 14:28 IST
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