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Rape accused SP leader Prajapati arrested in Lucknow

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Gang rape accused Gayatri Prajapati, a senior leader and minister in the outgoing government, was arrested in on Wednesday, police said.

Absconding since February 27, Prajapati apparently came under pressure after two of his sons were detained by the Police on Tuesday. He was very close to founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Prajapati unsuccessfully contested the recent state assembly elections from Amethi. He had won from there in 2012. Six others accused in the same case were held earlier.

In February, the Supreme Court had ordered the state police to lodge an FIR against him.

The gang rape victim had accused Prajapati's henchmen of terrorising her and her daughter in a Delhi hospital.

Javeed Ahmad said Gayatri was being tracked for some time and that he was constantly changing his locations.



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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 11:08 IST