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Adityanath 'real culprit' in Unnao rape case: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today alleged that was the "real culprit" in the rape case and demanded his immediate sacking.

The opposition party also hit out at the BJP-led government in over its "indictment" by the Allahabad High Court, saying the chief minister's position had become "rudderless" in the state.

"The real culprit of the victim, who was reportedly raped in June, 2017 and who pleaded at the doorstep of the BJP chief minister, even attempting self-immolation, is no one else but the CM, Ajay Singh Bisht alias Adityanath, and he should immediately be sacked," communications in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a statement here.

He also referred to excerpts from the court's observation on the case and alleged that had become "Ravana Rajya" for women, Dalits and farmers during the BJP rule.

"BJP leaders have mastered the art of extending state protection to rapists, shaming the victim and her family, defending the accused and crying conspiracy...And the has perfected this art to the hilt," Surjewala alleged.

The high court's observations yesterday revealed "how a can become deaf, blind and mute to a heinous crime like rape, the custodial death of the victim's father and the continuous loud cries of the victim's family", he said.

The (CBI) made the second arrest in the Unnao rape case today as it took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the 17-year-old victim girl to the prime accused, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, officials said.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 22:35 IST